Fire On The Mountain - Studio Outtake

This is the version from the studio outtake in February 1977, released on Beyond Description:
Long distance runner, what you standing there for?
Drowned in your laughter, dead to the core
Get up get on, get out of the door
Gave all you got, why you wanna give more?
Out of the rat trap, and under the wire
Too close to skidding right into the fire
Dragon with matches, cut loose on the town
A whole pail of water don't even cool him down

Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain

Fire on the mountain, is running around
Never gets up, and never come down
Wrong way runner, one foot on the door
Caught in slow motion in a fall to the floor
Maybe he's making for the [famous] once more
Maybe he's loaded, and dying to pour
The more that he gives, the more it would take
To the thin line beyond which you really can't fake

Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain

Here's another number for the key to the door (note 1)
Step on it ... in line for one more
Said no ... substitute
Dressing up phony in a cowboy suit
Gettin' much harder to please that crowd
When the music is quiet but you're yelling out loud
Put it down heavy, strip it down clean
Got to lay it down dirty, play it back clean

Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Fire on the mountain
Notes
(1) it sounds as if Garcia doesn't really know the words here. He sings very quietly, with some pauses (hence the "...")

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