Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

A song Robert Hunter wrote for the soundtrack of Armageddon Rag. See Blood On The Sheets for background. This is as Hunter sang it, but see below for the lyrics in George R R Martin's book "Armageddon Rag".

Ask me how mad I am
Said, ask me how mad I am
I'm positively raging
How about you?

I'm gonna knock this goddam dancehall down
Till there's nothing left but floor
I'm positively raging
And I ain't gonna take it any more

I wanna kick the floor to splinters
Small enough to pick my teeth
I'm tired of being dumped on
Tired of being on my knees

I'm raging, raging, raging

Anything left standing
I'm gonna kick it over
If you are unrighteous
You'd better run for cover

When I feel the rage
I feel there ain't no way to hide it
I can't pretend it isn't there
Try to step outside it

I'm raging, raging, raging

Don't ask me to compromise
What I've done before
Maybe that's the way it was
But it ain't that way no more

If you try to step on me
You'd better watch your shoe
I'll bite your foot off at the neck
Spit out the rest of you

I'm raging, raging, raging

Ask me how mad I am
Said, ask me
Positively raging
Raging, raging, raging
Raging, raging, raging

I'll kick this goddam dancehall down
Till we stop down at the floor
I'm raging
I'm raging, I won't take it any more
I'm raging, raging, raging
Raging, raging
In George R R Martin's book Armageddon Rag Maggio sings the following extract from "Ragin'":
Ain't gonna take it easy
Won't go along no more
Tired of gettin' stepped on
When I'm down here on the floor

'Cause I'm ragin' (ragin')
Yes, I'm ragin' (ragin')
How I'm ragin' (ragin')

Ain't gonna tote no rifle
Ain't gonna sweep no floor
Srew them liars in their suits
I ain't takin' anymore

'Cause I'm ragin' (ragin')
Yes, I'm ragin' (ragin')
How I'm ragin' (ragin')

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


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