#SLS ~ 2/7/21

Jim prompts us with colors. I’m grabbing “Touch of Grey” Jerry Garcia composer and Robert Hunter lyrics. I’m even breaking my rule by posting a song over 4 minutes long. But this song lifts my mood, too good not to share. More at the wiki.

“Touch Of Grey”

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

15 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 2/7/21

    1. I know they’re prolific but I only know a few. I never would’ve gone on the road following them but this one is definitely a keeper. Glad you liked it 😊

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  1. Thanks for sharing this today Jill. I have never done a post on this song and I have probably written almost 100 posts on Grateful Dead songs. The line that gets the most attention in this song is, “Cows are giving kerosene”, which refers to farmers using cow dung to make electricity.

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    1. Thanks Jim! I was wondering about that line and assumed it had something in what the cows were eating going into their milk. Glad to know it’s not something along those lines. Manure for electricity is a great thing!

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    1. I confuse names all the time and thought for a minute that this song was by Dire Straits since it was simple and happy. When I saw Grateful Dead I was surprised.

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