Silvio

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Bob Dylan

One of the two songs Robert Hunter wrote with Bob Dylan.

Stake my future on a hell of a past
Looks like tomorrow is coming on fast
Ain't complaining 'bout what I got
Seen better times, but who has not?

Chorus
Silvio, silver and gold
Won't buy back the beat of a heart grown cold
Silvio, I gotta go
Find out something only dead men know

Honest as the next jade rolling that stone
When I come knocking don't throw me no bone
I'm an old boll weevil looking for a home
If you don't like it you can leave me alone

I can snap my fingers and require the rain
From a clear blue sky and turn it off again
I can stroke your body and relieve your pain
And charm the whistle off an evening train

[chorus]

Give what I got until I got no more
I take what I get until I even the score
You know I love you and furthermore
When it's time to go you got an open door

I can tell you fancy, I can tell you plain
You give something up for everything you gain
Since every pleasure's got an edge of pain
Pay for your ticket and don't complain

[chorus]

One of these days and it won't be long
Going down in the valley and sing my song
I will sing it loud and sing it strong
Let the echo decide if I was right or wrong

[chorus]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1988 Down In The Groove Bob Dylan (note 1)

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Robert Hunter Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Notes
(1) this version also appears on various Bob Dylan compilations.


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

 


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