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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Deadicated...

The other day they waited
The sky was dark and faded

Solemnly they stated

He has to die


And all the children learning

From books that they were burning
Every leaf was turning

To watch him die


The summer sun looked down on him
His mother could but frown on him

And all the others sound on him

But it doesn't seem to matter


And when the day had ended
With rainbow colours blended

His mind remained unbended

He had to die


You know he had to die...

Here, Moe. is doing Cryptical Envelopment>the Other One
(for puritans this is just that's it for the other one :)). Whatever, the Other One is smokin' :D

Show Detail:
Date: October 29, 1998
Venue: Metropol
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

8 Comments:

Blogger ventilatorblues said...

Thanks. There's nothing like a rocking TOO jam to start the day with.

10:59 AM  
Blogger kundalini said...

gift, these lyrics always make me sad. :(

but i will listen anyway. :)

4:58 PM  
Blogger ventilatorblues said...

K
I think there is enough ambiguity in the lyrics to suggest that the poet might be describing a metaphysical death rather than a physical one. To the dying, this death of the ego (rainbow colors blended) is welcome, almost willed (his mind remained unbended), but to those who thought they knew him (his mother could but frown), the envelopment is at best cryptical.

11:35 PM  
Blogger kundalini said...

v, i meant it metaphysically alright. like you say there is enough ambiguity in the lyrics...:). but i like your interpretation because it doesnt make me sad.

12:49 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

@VB,K- and this is a Garcia lyrics! I feel the *cryptic* word says it all..the envelope is present; but not very clear in nature..which is true always..
a lighter note, after *he had to die* the spanish lady comes for the other one! TOO is so so unique..creates such a tensed unrest atmsphr..amazin'!!

1:11 AM  
Blogger zap mama said...

Hey there.....
You can always mail me at spikemytea@gmail.com. I have a few concerts which might interest you.....

6:13 AM  
Blogger kundalini said...

btw, i dig the pic.

10:57 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

@K - this is the way a deadhead sees a normal pic :))

5:26 PM  

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