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Don't Ask Me Why (Donna Jean Godchaux)

Today you asked me
You asked me why I love you
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

Some feelings they go away
Some feelings get stronger
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

I know you want me to say
What it is you need to hear
Iíll be telliní you no lies
And if the sun comes rising up again today
Iíll be seeing you here again tonight

Canít see around the corner
When the wellís goiní dry
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

Hang out a little longer
Youíre gonna feel alright
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

Canít give nobody answers
Itís been a long, long time
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

Canít even remember
Ever feeliní so alive
Donít ask me why, donít ask me why

Today you asked me, you asked me why I love you

Back Around (Jeff Mattson/Donna Jean Godchaux)

Donít wanna look back at the times we never had
So hear me when I tell you that my heart is glad
Well, I remember the visions in the old days
The end of how it all shakes out is so far away

If I could do it again or the truth be ever told
Iíd wrap you up in silver and Iíd shine you up in gold
And Iíd paint you in the colors of a light beam
Cause you are bright as a lamp in the dark,
forever in my dreams

Whenever the crow flies and the willow weeps
Whenever the wolf cries out and dragons sleep
Whenever the sun comes up or itís layiní down
You know Iím always found Ė loviní you
When it all comes back around
When it all comes back around

Well it all comes back around to this
We were sweethearts
We loved Ė and we played
And you taught me how to take the hits
You made me unafraid
And we laid in the bed we made
We suffered and we paid
But you made me strong
Baby Iím right where I belong

I found me a graveled road that I could travel on
Liviní in what couldía been can keep a heart in stone
Yeah, the fantasy of some other day is so long gone
Sweet memories in my mind, they keep me moving on

Whenever a cold wind blows or the crickets croon
Whenever a wick burns low or a blossom blooms
Whenever a trumpet blows or a sparrow peeps
Darliní itís so sweetÖÖÖ

Whenever the crow flies and the willow weeps
Whenever the wolf cries out and dragons sleep
Whenever the sun comes up or itís layiní down
Iím found Ė back around
Iím found Ė back around
Iím found Ė back around
Loviní you

19th Nervous Breakdown (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)

You're the kind of person you meet at certain dismal, dull affairs.
Center of the crowd talkin' much too loud running up and down the stairs.
Well it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though you try you just can't hide your eyes are etched with tears.

You better stop and look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here it comes your 19th nervous breakdown

When you were a child you were treated kind but never brought up right.
And you were always spoiled with a thousand toys but still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you owes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.

Oh, who's to blame? That girl's just insane!
Well nothin' I do don't seem to work, it only seems to make matters worse. Oh please!

Well you were still in school when you had that fool who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back on treating people kind.
On our first trip I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after a while I realized you were disarranging mine!

Don't Fight It (Steve Cropper/Wilson Pickett)

Hey there you sit, All by yourself
And everybody's dancin', They can't help themselves,
come on, The groove is much too strong,
You can't hold out longer, honey

So get up, don't fight it, You got to feel it, feel it

You better get on up And get that groove, come on
You know what, baby? I like the way you move
Yeah, you do the thing Like you ought to be, alright

So don't fight it, baby
You got to feel it, feel it

The way you jerk The way you do The Twine
You're too much, baby I wanna make you mine, come on
Yeah, after the dance I wanna take you home, alright

So don't fight it Baby, you've got to feel it, feel it
Don't fight it Baby, you got to feel it, feel it
Get on up Baby, you got to feel it, feel it
Don't fight it Baby, you got to feel it, feel it
Get on up Baby, you got to feel it, feel it

Darkness Darkness (Jesse Colin Young)

Darkness, Darkness, Be my pillow
Take my head And let me sleep.
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep.

Darkness, Darkness Hide my yearning
For the things I cannot be.
Keep my mind from constant turning
Toward the things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see

Darkness, darkness, Long and lonesome,
Ease the day that brings me pain.
I have felt the edge of sadness,
I have known the depth of fear.

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night,
Take away, take away the pain of knowing,
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now, now, now
Emptiness of ri-ight now.

Darkness, darkness, be my pillow,
Take my hand, and let me sleep.
In the coolness of your shadow,
In the silence, the silence of your deep.
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night, Take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now now now
Emptiness of right....
Oh yeah Oh yeah Emptiness, emptiness, Oh yeah

Delta Jubilee (Donna Jean Godchaux/Jeff Mattson)

Holy, holy moley Daddy strung lights on the willow tree

He say, hey child, pretty as you please
Come tonight we gonna jubilee

Good news, get on your shoes
Danciní tonight here on Luckyís slough

O, halleleu, O halleleu, gonna make it through
Oh, halleleu, O halleleu, shakiní off the blues
We gonna dance along the riverside
High water breakiní in the moonlight
Wish upon a star in the heat of the Delta night. O halleleu

Mama, busy as a bee
Buzziní around on honeysuckle tea

She say Lawd, lawd, mercy on me
Heat up the stove for the jubilee

She say, hey hon, I got fish to fry
Roll out the dough for the sugar pie

Mama, Daddy come see
River folk leapiní round the willow tree

Holy, holy moley
Town rolliní in for the jubilee

Hey now, donít need a thing
Take a little time aní hear the river sing

Twilight, fireflies, and crawling cartoons
Fishing poles, swimming holes, and silvery moons
River sounds, barking hounds, sweet smelling blooms
bb & flow, high and low, got nothiní to lose

Holy, holy moley
Daddy got down with the jubilee

Lawd, Lawd, oh glory be
Mama did, too, in a fancy free

Hey now, everybody see
Lights still aíhanginí on the willow tree

She Said She Said (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

She said, "I know what it's like to be dead.
I know what it is to be sad"
And she's making me feel like

I've never been born.
I said, "Who put all those things in your head?
Things that make me feel that I'm mad
And you're making me feel like

I've never been born."
She said, "you don't understand what I said"
I said "No, no, no, you're wrong"
When I was a boy everything was right
Everything was right

I said, "Even though you know what you know
I know that I'm ready to leave
'Cause you're making me feel like
I've never been born."

She said, she said, I know what it's like to be dead"
("I know what it's like to be dead")
I know what it is to be sad...

(ďI know what it is to be sadĒ)

Crazy Fingers (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter)

Your rain falls like crazy fingers
Peals of fragile thunder
Keeping time
Recall the days that still are to come
Some sing blue

Hang your heart on laughing willow
Stray down to the water
Deep sea of love
Beneath the sweet calm face of the sea
Swift undertow

Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know
See how it feels in the end
May Lady Lullaby sing plainly for you
Soft, strong, sweet and true.

Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow
Tapping at the window
Touch your hair
So swift and bright, strange fingers of light
Float in air

Who can stop what must arrive now?
Something new is waiting
To be born
Dark as the night you're still by my side
Shine in side.

Gone are the days we stopped to decide
Where we should go, we just ride
Gone are the broken eyes we saw through in dreams
Gone, both dream and lie

Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know
Feels like it might be alright
While Lady Lullaby sings plainly through you
Love still rings true

Midnight on a carousel ride
Reaching for the gold ring
Down inside
Never could reach it, just slips away
But I try

Stranger Things (Dave Diamond/Donna Jean Godchaux)

Got a call, heard the message loud and clear
Changes, goiní down all around, and raisiní my fears

I donít know, but I think Stranger things have happened

Talk about a turn in the road
Well, knock me down with a feather
Shaking and out of control
And Iím out in the cold, goiní through changes

I have to say to my soul
Youíre so rock-n-roll
And you know how to flow with the changes
Strange as it is

I canít recall, ever feeling this helpless
Pages, turniní over in my mind and I find Iím breathless
I donít know, but I think Stranger things have happened

Itís all about a new episode
Not just a change in the weather
Call it a sure overload
And Iím out on the road, goiní through changes

I have to say to my soul
You donít run or fold
And you know how to roll with the changes
Strange as it is.

 
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