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Was Grateful Dead Lyrics AMA now Van Morrison's Astral Weeks Lyrics AMA (1 Viewer)

Is China Doll about suicide or what?

No. It's about a narc, man.

Garcia is trying to get his China white out of a fractured china figurine and that guy has told the officer that Garcia is going to get his score at quitting time for the working men. That's why the pistole fires at five o'clock.

These have been the words of wisdom from your Uncle Sod, PIK95.
 
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especially SM

Who is SM? Social Media?

Oh, you mean Sugar Magnolia. Yeah, that was the big one in our freshman dorm, too. It's Dead for kids who didn't like the Dead, really, but wanted to max out with the neo-hippie lifestyle.

I'm actually a terrible person to ask about the Dead, if we're playing it all straight here.

Once in a while I can show you the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right
 
I have a Kevin Gray remastered copy of Astral Weeks. Kevin Gray remastered from the original analog tapes for Rhino. He's considered the gold standard for that sort of stuff, and it sounds great on my stupid rig.

Love it.
 
There comes a redeemer, and he slowly too fades away
And there follows his wagon behind him that's loaded with clay
And the seeds that were silent all burst into bloom, and decay
And night comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day
 
Down on Cyprus Avenue
With a childlike vision leaping into view
Clicking and clacking of the high heeled shoe
Ford and Fitzroy, and Madame George
Marching with the soldier boy behind
He's much older now with hat on drinking wine
And that smell of sweet perfume comes drifting through
All the cool night air like Shalimar
 
Linden Arden stole the highlights
With one hand tied behind his back
Loved the morning sun, and whiskey
Ran like water in his veins
Loved to go to church on Sunday
Even though he was a drinking man
 
Never even heard of such a thing, I bet that is awesome

It is very cool to hear. I don't think it's particularly rare, either. I think it's still available if you get the Rhino version of Astral Weeks.

Here it is. Just have to know what version to look for. Sometimes they re-release a record with an acknowledged talent at the helm.

 
Slim slow slider
Horse you ride
Is white as snow
Slim slow slider
Horse you ride
Is white as snow
Tell it everywhere you go
Saw you walking
Down by the Ladbroke Grove this morning
Saw you walking
Down by the Ladbroke Grove this morning
Catching pebbles for some sandy beach
You're out of reach
 
The olden summer breeze was blowin' on your face
The light of God was shinin' on your countenance divine
And you were a violet colour as you
Sat beside your father and your mother in the garden
 
Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
The first one's named sweet Anne Marie and she's my hearts delight
The second one is prison, babe, the sheriff's on my trail
And if he catches up with me, I'll spend my life in jail
You know, American Pie was my #1 on songs I know the lyrics to. I was wrong.
 
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What is not but could be if
What could appear in the morning mist
With all associated risk
What is not but could be if

What was not but could have been
Was my obsession way back when
Now I just remember this
What is not but could be if

What is not but could be if
We could be crossing this abridged abyss
Into beginning

When failure's got you in its grasp
And you're reaching for your very last
It's just beginning

One has lived life carelessly
If he or she has failed to see
That the truth is not alive or dead
The truth is struggling to be said

So how do we get out of this?
Family shadows all of this
Through what is not but could be if
With all associated risk

What is not but could be if
We could be crossing this abridged abyss
Into beginning

When failure's got you in its grasp
And you're reaching for your very last
It's just beginning
 

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