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This was played once, on 27 March 1986. The lyrics are pretty hard to decipher, and what follows contains lots of guesses. Christian Crumlish has done a lot of valuable work on this song, and his transcript, plus annotations, is on David Dodd's site. He and Nicholas Meriwether also contributed a transcript and notes to "Dead Letters Vol 1." I have borrowed from that, but also included my own interpretations where I hear things differently.

Lyrics By
Bobby Petersen
Music By
Phil Lesh
Brent Mydland
Lyrics

Halfway past two on Monday through the silent loom
Rolling down Wild Hair Boulevard with the rising of the [poon]
Hot damn, it's Mother's Day, don't you all look fine
Promenading down the long car ocean, yes it's nice and sipping wine

We got poets, shuckers and godzilla's grandmother
Sweet little frozen no suit
We got Speed Racer and his arcade androids
Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues

See here lover, may I tighten your cap?
Honey, may I loosen your load?
You hold on to this hand grenade while I ...

I remember some chicks from the skid row
Come along the city streets too
Silly says, I say it once, for you it's cold steel and slow

Its sounds have all ruptured, with chairs and flying glass
Silly swept out in the sauna, shouting verse and kickin' ass
Back then, what seemed to happ

  • Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues
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    Halfway past two on Monday through the silent loom
    Rolling down Wild Hair Boulevard with the rising of the [poon]
    Hot damn, it's Mother's Day, don't you all look fine
    Promenading down the long car ocean, yes it's nice and sipping wine

    We got poets, shuckers and godzilla's grandmother
    Sweet little frozen no suit
    We got Speed Racer and his arcade androids
    Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues

    See here lover, may I tighten your cap?
    Honey, may I loosen your load?
    You hold on to this hand grenade while I ...

    I remember some chicks from the skid row
    Come along the city streets too
    Silly says, I say it once, for you it's cold steel and slow

    Its sounds have all ruptured, with chairs and flying glass
    Silly swept out in the sauna, shouting verse and kickin' ass
    Back then, what seemed to happ

    This was played once, on 27 March 1986. The lyrics are pretty hard to decipher, and what follows contains lots of guesses. Christian Crumlish has done a lot of valuable work on this song, and his transcript, plus annotations, is on David Dodd's site. He and Nicholas Meriwether also contributed a transcript and notes to "Dead Letters Vol 1." I have borrowed from that, but also included my own interpretations where I hear things differently.