Even So

Lyrics: Bob Weir, Gerrit Graham
Music: Bob Weir and others in Ratdog

One of the Bob Weir songs first played by Ratdog. Now included on the Ratdog CD "Evening Moods" and played by The Dead. Played by Dead & Company on 2 July 2016 as a tribute to Rob Wasserman shortly after his death was announced.

Midnight perdition
Bad news, the wolfman's at the door
I hold my position
I know I can't fall off the floor
Even so - I guess I best lay low (note 1)
Even so - - yeah but I don't know, I don't know
But, no, no, no no, oh no no

Begging your pardon (note 2)
But I don't think that I can stay
This particular garden
Ain't never seen the light of day
Even so - talkin' and touch and go
Even so - hey but I don't know, I don't know
Even so
No, no, oh no no, oh no no, oh no no, oh no no

Wish you were naked
Wish you were wholesome and sincere
Wish I could fake it
Wish I were anywhere but here
Even so - you make yes look like no
Even so - you've been so nice to know, been so nice to know
But no, but no, oh no, no no, no, no

Bring back the wolfman
He tell me I'm his long lost son
I say "suit yourself man"
Looks like this night has just begun
Even so
Even so - he ain't no kitty cat no, no
Even so - been one hell of a, hell of a show
Talkin' midnight rodeo
Well you been so nice to know
Nice to know
Nice to know
But no, no, oh no, oh no, no, no
(1) on "Live At The Roseland", Bobby sings "Even so - I guess it's on with the show"
(2) on "Live At The Roseland", the order of the second and third verses is swapped

     Date Album
     Sep 2000 Evening Moods Ratdog
     26 Apr 2001 Live At The Roseland Ratdog

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


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