Eight Miles High

Lyrics: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn
Music: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn

Played by The Dead in 2004, with Bob Weir and Warren Haynes sharing lead vocals. Then played by Phil Lesh and Friends in 2005, and in 2023 as a tribute after David Crosby's death.

Eight miles high and when you touch down
You'll find that it's stranger than known
Signs in the street that say where you're going
Are somewhere just being their own

Nowhere is there warmth to be found
Among those afraid of losing their ground
Rain gray town known for its sound
In places small faces unbound

Round the squares huddled in storms
Some laughing some just shapeless forms
Sidewalk scenes and black limousines
Some living some standing alone

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


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