The Last Song

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Hart, Mint Juleps, Adepoju, Hidalgo

This is the last song
Fade up the light
File from the dance floor
Back into the night

First there was tension
Then came release
You got what you came for
Leave here in peace

We'll meet again right here some night
If not this place, another
We'll play our tunes, if not for you
Then maybe for your brother
If not for him, your sister, or
Someone who looks much like her
And if it's not we who play
May songs unborn delight her

This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song

This is the last song
It's over for now
The beat just kep a-rollin'
And got here somehow

Silence spead thin like
The skin of a drum
First there was rhythm
Then there was none

Take a stack of rhythm parts
And pump them full of thunder
Two parts lightning in the dark
And one part naked wonder
Sing the parts that can be sung
And trust the heart for guidance
Ring the bells that can be rung
And leave the rest to silence

This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song

This is the last song
You've heard it before
It says what it says
It says nothing more

From the beginning
The end is in sight
Time is the rhythm
Love is the light

This is the last song
Now it's complete
Live in the rhythm
Trust to the beat

Stars in the heaven
Birds in the nest
This is the last song
Go home now and rest

This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song
This is the last song

[etc]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1996 Mystery Box Mickey Hart's Mystery Box