Hunterisms

In honor of tonight’s Dark Star Orchestra concert at the famous Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY (which I’ll be visiting for the first time), here’s a list of Robert Hunter lyrics that I found in an old notebook.

If you’ve listened to the Grateful Dead, you’ve heard these lines over and over again, embedded into their songs but taken out of context, can you guess which songs each of these lines are from?

Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand, says “Don’t you see?”

Without love in a dream, it will never come true.

Sometimes the cards ain’t worth a dime if you don’t lay ’em down.

Anyone who sings a tune so sweet, is passing by.

The trouble with you is the trouble with me

Must be getting early, clocks are running late

Honest to the point of recklessness

Thinking a lot about less and less

You can’t close the door when the walls caved in

Small wheel turning by the fire and rod, big wheel turning by the grace of God

The grass ain’t greener, the wine ain’t sweeter, either side of the hill

Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

If all you have to live for, is what you left behind, get yourself a powder charge and seal that silver mine


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