Broken Arrow

Lyrics: Robbie Robertson
Music: Robbie Robertson

Sung by Phil Lesh with the Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, Phil & Friends and The Dead.

Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you a bottle of rain
There he goes, moving across the water
There he goes, turning my whole world around.

Do you feel what I feel
Can we make that so it's part of the deal
I gotta hold you in these arms of steel
Lay your heart on the line ... this time.

I wanna breathe when you breathe
When you whisper like that hot summer breeze
Count the beads of sweat that cover me
Didn't you show me a sign, this time.


Can you see what I see
Can you cut behind the mystery
I will meet you by the witness tree
Leave the whole world behind.

I want to come when you call
I'll get to you if I have to crawl
They can't hold me with these iron walls
We've got mountains to climb.

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     27 Mar 1993 30 Trips Around The Sun (note 1)
     26 May 1993 Road Trips Vol 2, No 4
     21 Feb 1995 30 Trips Around The Sun
Phil Lesh Recordings
      5 Jun 1999 Love Will See You Through Phil Lesh & Friends

(1) also on the compilation 30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995

"Didn't You Show Me A Sign Jam"
The setlist for Phil Lesh & Friends for 3 April 2014 starts with "Didn't You Show Me A Sign Jam" which I assume is a reference to the lyric above.

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


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