Teach Your Children

Lyrics: Graham Nash
Music: Graham Nash

Sung by Brian and Grahame Lesh with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band in 2013. Previously performed by Phil Lesh & Friends with Graham Nash and David Crosby at "Sing Out For SEVA" in 1998.

You, who are on the road
Must have a code
That you can live by

And so, become yourself
Because the past
Is just a good bye

Teach your children well
Their father's hell
Did slowly go by

And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked
The one you're known by

Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you

And you of the tender years
Can't know the fears
That your elders grew by

And so please
Help them with your years
They seek the truth before they can die

Teach your parents well
Their children's hell
Will slowly go by

And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked
The one you're known by

Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you

 


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