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The Grateful Dead

Throwing Stones

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 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 to ashes all fall down.

Now watch as the ball revolves and the nighttime calls

And again the hunt begins and again the bloodwind calls

By and by again, the morning sun will rise

But the darkness never goes from some men's eyes.

It strolls the sidewalks and it rolls the streets

Stalking turf, dividing up meat.

Nightmare spook, piece of heat, you and me, you and me.

Click, flashblade in ghetto night. Rudies 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.

Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice

Any way 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, they shake their bones

While the politicians throwing stones

Singing 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, it is thusly carved in stone

The future's here, we are it, 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 this shinning ball of bule we can call our home

So the kids they dance, they shake their bones

While the politicians are throwing stones

Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

Shipping powders back and forth

Singing "black goes south while white comes north"

And the whole world full of petty wars

Singing "I got mine and you got yours."

And the current fashions set the pace.

Lose your step, fall out of grace.

And 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 are throwing stones

So the kids they dance they shake their bones

Cause its all too clear we're on our own

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free

It's dizzying, the possibilities. Ashes, Ashes all fall down.

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[color:"red"]One of my favourite Bobby tunes.....

My brother Esau killed a hunter

Back in 1969

And before the killing was done,

His inheritance was mine.

But his birthright was a wand to wave

Before a weary band.

Esau gave me sleeplessness

And a piece of moral land.

My father favored Esau,

Who was eager to obey

All the bloody wild commandments

The Old Man shot his way.

But all this favor ended

When my brother failed at war.

He staggered home

And found me in the door.

[Chorus:]

Esau skates on mirrors anymore...

He meets his pale reflection at the door.

Yet sometimes at night I dream

He's still that hairy man,

Shadowboxing the Apocalypse

And wandering the land.

Shadowboxing the Apocalypse

And wandering the land.

Esau holds a blessing;

Brother Esau bears a curse.

I would say that the blame is mine

But I suspect it's something worse.

The more my brother looks like me,

The less I understand

The silent war that bloodied both our hands.

Sometimes at night, I think I understand.

It's brother to brother and it's man to man

And it's face to face and it's hand to hand...

We shadowdance the silent war within.

The shadowdance, it never ends...

Never ends, never ends.

Shadowboxing the Apocalypse, yet again...

Yet again.

Shadowboxing the Apocalypse,

And wandering the land.

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[color:"red"]And for those keeping score here's how many times they played it & where.

First,all the times it was played on a monday (very important stat here folks)

04-25-83 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.

06-20-83 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

10-17-83 Olympic Center, Lake Placid, N.Y.

10-31-83 Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, Ca.

04-30-84 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

05-07-84 Silva Hall, Hult Center, Eugene, Or.

06-24-85 River Bend Music Center, Cincinnati, Oh.

07-01-85 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

10-28-85 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.

12-30-85 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, Ca.

03-24-86 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.

03-31-86 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.

04-21-86 Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Ca.

12-15-86 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, Ca.

09-07-87 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I

[color:"red"]Here's every other time.....

03-25-83 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre, Tempe, Az.

03-26-83 Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, Nv.

03-27-83 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Ca.

03-29-83 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.

03-30-83 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.

03-31-83 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.

04-09-83 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va.

04-10-83 Coliseum, W.V. University, Morgantown, W.V.

04-13-83 Patrick Gym, UVM, Burlington, Vt.

04-15-83 Community War Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.

04-16-83 Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

04-17-83 Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

04-20-83 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.

04-22-83 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Ct.

04-26-83 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.

05-14-83 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.

06-22-83 City Island, Harrisburg, Pa.

06-25-83 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, Mn.

07-30-83 County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Ca.

08-20-83 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, Ca.

08-27-83 Seattle Center Memorial Coliseum, Seattle, Wa.

08-30-83 Silva Hall, Hult Center, Eugene, Or.

09-04-83 Park West Ski Resort, Park West, Ut.

09-07-83 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co.

09-10-83 Downs of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.

09-13-83 Manor Downs, Austin, Tx.

10-09-83 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.

10-12-83 Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

10-21-83 The Centrum, Worcester, Ma.

12-31-83 San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Ca.

03-29-84 Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, Ca.

04-01-84 Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, Ca.

04-07-84 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Ca.

04-14-84 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va.

04-17-84 Niagara Falls Civic Center, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

04-20-84 Civic Convention Hall Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pa.

04-24-84 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Ct.

04-27-84 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.

06-10-84 Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, Ca.

06-13-84 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co.

06-23-84 City Island, Harrisburg, Pa.

06-27-84 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

06-30-84 Indianapolis Sports Center, Indianapolis, In.

07-03-84 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.

07-07-84 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi.

07-15-84 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.

07-22-84 County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Ca.

10-05-84 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.

10-09-84 The Centrum, Worcester, Ma.

10-14-84 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Ct.

10-17-84 Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

10-20-84 Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

10-28-84 Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Ca.

12-29-84 San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Ca.

02-19-85 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, Ca.

03-22-85 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va.

03-29-85 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

04-04-85 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.

04-27-85 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, Ca.

06-16-85 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.

07-14-85 County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Ca.

08-31-85 Manor Downs, Austin, Tx.

09-07-85 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co.

09-12-85 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, Ca.

11-02-85 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va.

11-08-85 Community War Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.

11-20-85 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, Ca.

05-11-86 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, Ca.

06-26-86 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Mn.

07-04-86 Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.

12-30-86 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, Ca.

01-28-87 San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Ca.

03-26-87 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Ct.

04-09-87 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Il.

05-09-87 Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Ca.

06-12-87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Ca.

06-20-87 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.

06-27-87 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wi.

07-02-87 Silver Stadium, Rochester, N.Y.

07-07-87 Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va.

07-10-87 John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pa.

07-24-87 Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, Ca.

08-12-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co.

08-18-87 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre, Chandler, Az.

08-22-87 Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, Ca.

09-16-87 Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

09-20-87 Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

09-24-87 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.

10-03-87 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Ca.

[color:"red"]Grand total - 104 times

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