Lyrics: Jackie Greene
Music: Jackie Greene

A Jackie Greene song played with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2007

Listen people what I say
I hate to come on you this way
There's something going on in the world today
I don't know what I can say
I'm downhearted

I don't think there can be one day
Can't point the finger, or speak a name
So much at stake, there's too much to lose
It's getting to the end of a burning fuse
I'm downhearted

So tell me, am I out of line?
Am I deaf or am I blind?
Is there any [pleading] for a thing to say?

The blades of war are glistening
But there's nobody listening
To the sound of human voices, hear them make their noise
The machine is too big, better be destroyed
I'm downhearted

This place is crazy, it weighs too much
Lost inside the [cliff], I'm out of touch
Tell me is there anything that I can do

[?] with a silver gun
Shot at the defendant and his only son
I ask somebody and they might say
His straight-laced wife faced and looked the other way
I'm downhearted
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Giving Up The Ghost Jackie Greene

Further Information
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