Dice With The Universe

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Ira Walker, Neal Schon

A new Hunter lyric written for the Trichromes (with Bill Kreutzmann). Thanks to Blaine Walker for his help deciphering the lyrics.

Einstein said, long ago
He thought a lot so I guess he'd know
I'm just telling what he said was so
'Cause I got to thinking it was apropos

God don't play dice with the universe
Can't get the action if you won't rehearse
Government changes from bad to worse
Ten speeds forward, there's no reverse

Told you once and I tell you twice
Say it again just to be precise
Told you nasty and I'll tell you nice
With the universe God don't play dice

Make your pass baby, fast or slow
Make it against the falling snow
Make your point or crap out flat
Only got this to say about that

God don't play dice with the universe
Can't catch a cab, then grab a hearse
Don't matter how much you pray and curse
When the law comes down, you best disperse

Run through the alley barefoot upon ice
What you get for free, has another price
What you give you get, whether gold or lice
God with the universe don't play dice

Make your pass baby, fast or slow
Make it against the falling snow
Make your point or crap out flat
Only got this to say about that

If you don't stop swinging from the chandelier
And come down close, I'll say it in your ear
'Cause cause and effect remain unclear
God don't roll no dice around here

Stash your money in a cut-glass purse
While I quote you chapter, book and verse
Whatever you borrow you reimburse
God don't play dice with the universe

Make your pass, baby fast or slow
Make it against the falling snow
Make your point or crap out flat
Only got this to say about that

God don't play dice with the universe
God don't play dice with the universe
God don't play dice with the universe
God don't play dice with the universe
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2002 Trichromes Trichromes (note 1)
Notes
(1) also released on Dice With The Universe.


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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