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Do you Have My Keys?


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Hammer and ripsaw, the waves keep a-risin'

Step up and tell us the name of your poison

I took a step forward, fell out of my hat

At the sign in the window saying "Take What You Lack"

I went to inquire just about how much pain

Was needed to purchase the keys to the rain

I mean, who do you think is gonna believe it

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain?

Sweet Mary was walking her dogs in the fire

Singing some tune called "My Hope And Desire"

Her tears were like needles that hung on a chain

She didn't ask nothing except more of the same

Her blue eye was scarlet, her blind eye was fame

She wore a tattoo that said "Lock Up The Rain"

But I mean, who do you ever get to believe it

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain?

Yo no soy marinero, por tu sere (note 1)

Por tu sere, por tu sere

Para bailar a La Bamba

Se necesita un poco de gracia

The prodigal son steals off in the night

He done it before and it worked out all right

He took a wrong turning, wound up in a ditch

He could have done worse, though, and ended up rich

His songs were cut open and found to be clay

The hope of the future served up on a tray

I mean, who do you think is gonna believe it

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain?

You caught me and held me and called me your own

Then kicked in my teeth and left with my bone

Now I know you ain't little, but I ain't that small

And you had surprise on your side, after all

So I'm making a wish, I never done that before

This is the first time and I hope there ain't more

But just who do you think is gonna believe it

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain

The just and the crippled both push up the flowers

And nothing remains but the song of the hours

I hope you can dig it I know that you will

But please don't run hide when I come with my bill

And before you get trying this noose on for size

It's so quick to fall, yes, and so slow to rise

And who do you think you'll get to believe you

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain?

Yeah, who do you think you're gonna get to believe it

When you tell them you got the keys to the rain?

-Robert Hunter

He wrote that.

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