Welcome To The Dance

Lyrics: Phil Lesh?
Music: Phil Lesh

A new Phil Lesh song introduced with Furthur in December 2009, and then re-introduced with substantial changes in December 2010 and April 2011 - see below.

Here pack all our treasure
Our time is at an end
I long to leave the harbour
And sail with you again

Across the sea of changes
Destiny or doom
Under a rising moon
Dancing hand in hand with you

Life has changed
Rich and strange
Welcome to the dance

The nights are filled with motion
I'm searching for your face
And by the dance I learn
The holy cup of grace

Life is strange
Rich and strange
Welcome to the dance
The 2010/11 version is hard to make out. Here's a first stab at the lyrics - any help gratefully received.
Take your boots of winter
Put them on the shelf
Steel your heart and gamble
Don't release your wealth

Masquerade in white [band]
Bringing it so [while]
[Come again and dance]
Spinning round and round

Out of madness comes
Whispers of a breathe of dew
Take a bow, your turn now
May I have a dance
Every time, line by line
Welcome to the dance

See the dancing moonlight
Cast its eyes on you
Where the band is sleeping
[Wrap deep in you]

As the circus comes
See the joy come over you
Take a bow, your turn now
Shall we have a dance
Every time, line by line
Welcome to the dance

Hold the love again
Standing in the cold
Punished oh forever
Stories never told

Coming for repentance
Coming for the damned
Rhythms ever changing
Waiting for the chance

Hear the music swirl
As you stand beside the moon
Take a bow, your turn now
Shall we take a chance
Every time, line by line
Welcome to the dance