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New Speedway Boogie
The Grateful Dead
Words by Robert Hunter
 

     Please don't dominate the rap Jack
     if you got nothing new to say
     If you please don't back up the track
     This train got to run today

     Spent a little time on the mountain
     Spent a little time on the hill
     Heard some say better run away
     Others say you better stand still

     Now I don't know but I been told
     it's hard to run with the weight of gold
     Other hand I heard it said
     it's just as hard with the weight of lead

     Who can deny? Who can deny?
     it's not just a change in style
     One step done and another begun
     in I wonder how many miles?

     Spent a little time on the mountain
     Spent a little time on the hill
     Things went down we don't understand
     but I think in time we will

     Now I don't know but I been told
     in the heat of the sun a man died of cold
     Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
     with the sun so dark and the hour so late?

     You can't overlook the lack Jack
     of any other highway to ride
     It's got no signs or dividing lines
     and very few rules to guide

     Spent a little time on the mountain
     Spent a little time on the hill
     I saw things getting out of hand
     I guess they always will

     I don't know but I been told
     if the horse don't pull you got to carry the load
     I don't know whose back's that strong
     Maybe find out before too long

     One way or another
     One way or another
     One way or another
     this darkness got to give
     One way or another
     One way or another
     One way or another
     this darkness got to give

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