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The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musi… more »

I told Althea I was feeling lost
 Lacking in some direction  Althea told me upon scrutiny 
That my back might need protection 
I told Althea that treachery 
Was tearing me limb from limb
 Althea told me, now cool down boy
 Settle back easy, Jim

You may be Saturday's child all grown  Moving with a pinch of grace 
You may be a clown in the burying ground
Or just another pretty face
You may be the fate of Ophelia  Sleeping and perchance to dream  Honest to the point of recklessness 
Self-centred to the extreme 

Ain't nobody messin' with you but you
Your friends are getting most concerned  Loose with the truth, maybe its your fire
Baby I hope you don't get burned 
When the smoke has cleared, she said
That's what she said to me
You're gonna want a bed to lay your head
And a little sympathy

 There are things you can replace 
And others you cannot 
The time has come to weigh those things 
This space is gettin' hot
You know this space is gettin' hot

I told Althea, I'm a roving sign
That I was born to be a bachelor  Althea told me, OK that's fine
So now I'm trying to catch her
Can't talk to you without talking to me
We're guilty of the same old things  Thinking a lot about less and less
And forgetting the love we bring


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