Dance A Hole

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Protected dreams of jealousy
leave nothing worth forsaking
Judge the matter how you will
that prize is not worth taking

Dance a hole right through the floorboard
Dance a hole right through your shoe
When the midnight show is over
what else have you got to do?

Roll away the half-blind vision
dressed in stars by winter light
Close the door to crippled highways
song by song that filled the night
Bend it into unclear spaces
Save the eye but lose the sight
Does it matter when it's over
if the truth were even right?

You can play with power and money
You can play with towers above
Draw the line there, if you're able
Don't you ever play with love
Don't play with love
Don't you ever play with love

A hundred pipers on the highway
Blink your eye, they're gone again
Crimson stars on blue-white banners
westwood ho! through ten years' rain
Outraged senses cry: Be numb
you just cause us further pain

Still the neon river beckons
Star-crossed lovers bloom again

Dance a hole right through the floorboard
Dance a hole right through your shoe
In the hour 'tween blood and roses
what else have you got to do?

Could you break the gray, cold vision
come to terms with what you can?
Proceed from there, if you're able
with just the ground on which you stand?
The past is not the only highway
Why go roll it out again?
The future's in the unborn river
of this morning's cloudless rain

In my lady's winter palace
dreamward as the summer lies
I mistook a flight of swallows
for the questions in your eyes

Broken words defending highways
Shining bright like April rain
Loving lies and wrong decisions
Yes, I guess it comes again
Yes, I guess it comes again

Dance a hole right through the floorboard
Dance a hole right through your shoe
In the hour 'tween blood and roses
what else have you got to do?
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1974 Tiger Rose Robert Hunter


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