Down In The Valley Woe

Lyrics: Jackie Greene
Music: Jackie Greene

A Jackie Greene song played with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2007

So long, sentimental lady
Is there something that
You're trying to say to me
Cinderella complicated
It ain't how you thought
That it would be

So if I die before I wake
It must have been a bad mistake
Depending on the pills you take
Can complicate and devastate
Now estimate! Your time on earth
Do you recall your place of birth
And can you tell what it's all worth
And are you really satisfied

Paint me a picture of a baby
I want to see how lonesome I can be
I don't want no one to save me
And I'm not going to leave here silently

Now what I have and what I've lost
And every coin I've fountain tossed
Like every line I thought I crossed
Just cut me when the winter frost
I paid the cost, your rebel dreams
Suitcases and magazines
And I know I ain't alone

If I make it to the city
Won't you do your best and honey pray for me
They say that all the girls are pretty
They say that they don't dance for free

But forks and knives and rusted spoons
Bottomless in basement rooms
Your worn-out brides and reckless grooms
Are building tombs with pink balloons
Then darkness looms an airless night
Just a matchbook and some dynamite
And it won't matter who's wrong or right
Cause they're too tired to care
I can't help it but to ramble
I don't ever stay too long
Daddy warned you not to gamble
He said, just pass your chips along

Nursery rhymes and valentines
Blessed Be The Tie That Binds
A thousand mouths can speak one mind
While love is still left undefined
And undermined, misunderstood
She hides beneath her happy hood
Saying, what is God, and what is good
And Why am I still here
     Date Album Recorded By
     2002 Gone Wanderin' Jackie Greene

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


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