Throwing Stones

Grateful Dead  Buy

FAVORITE (6 fans)

Grateful Dead

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 musical improvisation. "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists." These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world." They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and their Barton Hall Concert at Cor… more »


Year:
2004
84 Views

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
Dizzy with eternity
Paint it with a skin of sky, brush in some clouds and sea
Call it home for you and me
A peaceful place, or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race
Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face
But afraid we may lay our home to waste

There's a fear down here we can't forget
Hasn't got a name just yet
Always awake, always around
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down
Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Now watch as the ball revolves and the night-time falls
And again the hunt begins and again the blood wind calls
By and by, again, the morning sun will rise
But the darkness never goes from some men's eyes
(Well I know)
It strolls the sidewalk and it rolls the streets
Staking turf, dividing up meat
Nightmare spook, piece of heat
It's you and me, you and me

Click flash blade in ghetto night
Rudy's looking for a fight
Rat cat alley, roll them bones
Need that cash to feed that Jones
And the politicians throwing stones
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down
Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Commissars and pinstripe bosses roll the dice
Anyway they fall, guess who gets to pay the price?
Money green, or proletarian gray
Selling guns instead of food today
So the kids they dance and shake their bones
And the politicians throwing stones
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down
Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
If the spirit's sleeping then the flesh is ink
History's page will be neatly carved in stone
The future's here, we are it, we are on our own
On our own, on our own, we are on our own

If the game is lost, then we're all the same
No one left to place or take the blame
We will leave this place an empty stone
Or that shining ball of blue we call our home

So the kids, they dance, they shake their bones
And the politicians throwing stones
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down
Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Shipping powders back and forth
Singing black goes south and white comes north
And the whole world full of petty wars
Singing I got mine and you got yours
While the current fashions set the pace
Lose your step, fall out of grace
The radical, he rant and rage
Singing someone got to turn the page
And the rich man in his summer home
Singing just leave well enough alone
But his pants are down, his cover's blown
And the politicians throwing stones
So the kids, they dance, they shake their bones
'Cause it's all too clear we're on our own
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down
Ashes, ashes, all fall down

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
It's dizzying, the possibilities

Ashes, ashes, all fall down
(Ashes, ashes, all fall down)
Ashes, ashes, all fall down
(Ashes, ashes, all fall down)
Ashes, ashes, all fall down
(Ashes, ashes, all fall down)
Ashes, ashes, all fall down
(Ashes, ashes, all fall down)

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


Genre:

Written by: John Barlow, Robert Hall Weir

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Throwing Stones Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Throwing Stones Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 7 Dec. 2019. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/7324025/Grateful+Dead>.

Missing lyrics by Grateful Dead?

Know any other songs by Grateful Dead? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Throwing Stones

420.3K
2,273     116

more tracks from the album

Beyond Description (1973-1989) [Bonus Disc]


Don't miss Grateful Dead's

Upcoming Events

»
Grateful Dead tracks

On Radio Right Now

Loading...

Powered by OnRad.io


Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

Movies in which is played

Throwing Stones

»
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2