Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)

Lyrics: Max Fidler, Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis
Music: Max Fidler, Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis

Dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music
Is the only kind of life you'll ever understand
Dim lights, thick smoke and loud, loud music
You'll never make a wife to a home-lovin' man

A home and little children mean nothing to you

A house filled with love and a husband so true
You'd rather have a drink with the first guy you meet
And the only home you'll know is the club down the street


Out drinkin' and dancin' to a honky tonk band
Is the only kind of life you'll ever understand
Go out and have your fun, you think you've played it smart
I'm sorry for you and your honky tonk heart

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     30 Oct 1971 Glendale Train
      1972 Powerglide
     27 Aug 1972     26 May 1972 Lyceum '72
 Field Trip
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ
Other Related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     21 Feb 1975 Good Old Boys - Live Good Old Boys (note 2)
      1976 Pistol Packin' Mama Good Old Boys (note 1)

(1) the Good Old Boys included David Nelson, also of NRPS. The record was produced by Jerry Garcia.
(2) with Jerry Garcia sitting in on banjo

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


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