#SLS for 3/29/20

Jim prompts us to find a song using touch or feel. Considering all the social distancing going on these days, there’s not as much of that going on. Fortunately there was no shortage of possible song choices though. Very hard to choose. Very fitting to our current state of affairs. I’ve got analysis paralysis.

Okay let’s get going. Touch or feel. Hmmm.

Let’s go with “Touch of Grey” by the Grateful Dead. I get I used a different touch as in little bit of grey versus tactile touch. But the song has a peppy beat. The message of getting by and surviving is helpful too. More details about the song at the wiki

Songwriters: Jerry Garcia (music) and Robert Hunter (lyrics)

It must be getting early
Clocks are running late
Paint by numbers morning sky
Looks so phony

Dawn is breaking everywhere
Light a candle, curse the glare
Draw the curtains, I don’t care
‘Cause it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

I see you got your list out
Say your piece and get out
Yes I got the gist of it
But it’s alright

Sorry that you feel that way
The only thing there is to say
Every silver lining’s got a
Touch of grey

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

It’s a lesson to me
The Ables and the Bakers and the C’s
The ABC’s
We all must face
And try to keep a little grace

It’s a lesson to me
The Deltas and the East and the Freeze
The ABC’s
We all think of
And try to keep a little love

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It’s even worse than it appears
But it’s alright

Cows are giving kerosene
The kid can’t read at seventeen
The words he knows are all obscene
But it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

The shoe is on the hand it fits
There’s really nothing much to it
Whistle through your teeth and spit
‘Cause it’s alright

Oh well a touch of grey
Kind of suits you anyway
That was all I had to say
It’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by
We will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by
We will survive

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16 thoughts on “#SLS for 3/29/20

  1. ❤ ❤ ❤ Totally forgot about this Grateful Dead song. It's beautiful and has to be my favorite song of theirs. The video is so cool! That took a lot of work to put together I bet. Good song for the now also.

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    1. So glad you liked it! The creativity of their video is something else. I’ve heard creepy to cool 😎😂 “We will get by. We will survive” 🎶🎶🎶 Thanks for listening and commenting.

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  2. Creepy video, but I love this song Jill. Great choice for the prompt. I hope that we will all survive this Covid-19 pandemic and become stronger for it. I guess this is what the Grateful Dead will look like after they are dead.

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