Breaking The Hold

Lyrics: J Ralph
Music: J Ralph

A song played by Bob Weir for the soundtrack of the documentary Wretches & Jabberers.

I left the Cape real early, time wasn't on my side
I caught a [cent] and I headed north in search of the Great Divide
Been passed around by doctors and handlers all my life
Who stare at me confidentially, whisper with a smile
Seems like you're doing fine
You're gonna be just fine

But I know more than I let on, you just wait and see
Been planning my own grand escape since 1963
Well you want to get up real early, if you're fixing on fooling me
I've had enough, I can't stand no more, I'm ready finally

Breaking the hold on me
Breaking this hold on me

I hear a lot of chatter about windfall victories
Sounds real nice for a company man, but I'm almost on my knees
I'm glowing, and I'm banging, I'm trying to break free
A prisoner both mind and flesh, alone just only me

Breaking the hold on me
Hold on me
Breaking this hold on me
Hold on me

Breaking this hold on me
Hold on me
Breaking this hold on me