When Push Comes To Shove

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

Shaking in the forest, what have you to fear
Here there may be tigers to punch you in the ear
Gloves of stainless steel, bats carved out of brick
Will knock you down and push you up and give your ass a kick
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love

Shaking in the desert, wherefore do you cry
Here there may be rattle snakes to punch you in the eye
Shotguns full of silver, bullets made of glass
String barbed wire at your feet and do not let you pass
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love

Chorus
When push comes to shove
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love
When push comes to shove

Shaking in the bedroom, covers on your head
Cringing like a baby at the hand beneath the bed
Phantom in the closet, scratching at the door
The latest mystery killer that you saw on channel four
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love

Shaking in the garden, the fear within you grows
Here there may be roses to punch you in the nose
Twist their arms around you, slap you till you cry
Wrap you in their sweet perfume and love you till I die
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love

[chorus]
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     (studio) 5 Dec 1987 In The Dark (note 1)
     (studio) Jan 1987 In The Dark
     24 Jul 1987 View From The Vault IV (DVD & CD soundtrack)
     31 Dec 1987 Ticket To New Year's (video/DVD only)
      1 Apr 1988 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2
 
Other Recordings
     2004 20 Degrees Of Solitude The Grass Is Dead
Notes
(1) rehearsal issued as a bonus track in the box set Beyond Description (1973-1990)