Big Sandy Creek

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Matty Michna

A new song with a Robert Hunter lyric sung by Matty Michna with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros in 2021. Thanks to Eugene Barabn for help with the lyrics, though some portions still difficult to make out and any more help gratefully received.

Got to thinking
So I use my head
Is it something that I did
Or is it something that I said

Strumming on a guitar
[Like fire ant fro]
This can be a love song if I was in the mood
Could it be a dragonfly sipping at my beer
On some desert island a million miles from here

Now the sun is slowly sinking down along Big Sandy Creek
I've been sitting here since morning thinking wherefore do I seek
Tomorrow's suns are rising so much faster than the night
They slip away forgotten as she shines with all her might

Yeah thinking about tomorrow sometimes yesterday
All the things that could go wrong but still work out OK
It's so much like a rabbit and we're superstitious
So given that it makes you wonder slightest bit suspicious
Your name is on my check list, your star is in my sky
Your number's in my phone book, I got it [worth a dime]
[?] sure that we were well rehearsed
It's all self-projection if not something worse
Yeah I'm thinking how to make it right, it's all that could be done
Without risking life or limb to dangle by a thumb
Above my [hauling] [Cadillac] with trouble on my mind
I'm looking for a single fact that love can hide behind

I'm thinking how to make it right as though that could be done
Without risking life or limb to dangle by a thumb
Above my [hauling] [Cadillac] with troubles on my mind
Yeah I'm looking for a single fact that love can hide behind

The sun is slowly sinking down along Big Sandy Creek
I've been sitting here since morning thinking wherefore do I seek
Tomorrow's suns are rising so much faster than the night
They slip away forgotten as she shines with all her might




 


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