Lucifer's Eyes

Lyrics: Joan Baez
Music: Joan Baez

This was sung by Joan Baez with the Dead on 12 and 31 December 1981. It was written by Joan but never released on an album of hers.

You are fair-haired, oh, your lips are red
You like softball, oh, and the Grateful Dead
Why am I attracted to
The body and the soul of you? (note 1)

You mean trouble, oh, with your Lucifer's eyes
And make me daydream, oh, and fantasize
Running through a field of flames
Playing our forbidden game

Camouflaging all, you pass me in the hall
Leaving me standing naked with my feelings
Did you see me here, swallowing my tears?
Everything that was [solid] now is reeling (note 2)

Ah, but I know you, oh, and you know me, too
You know the closet, oh, that I share with you
There are places we could go
No one would ever, ever know

We could go real time, oh, come sit on my bed (note 3)
We'll share our lifetimes, oh, and the Grateful Dead
(1) the lyrics on the Joan Baez web site are "the body and the mind of you", but Joan definitely sang "soul" with the Dead
(2) Joan messed up the lyrics on one of the performances with the Dead, and sang "Everything that was reeling now is reeling"; the other time what she sang doesn't really sound like "solid" but I can't work out an intelligible alternative
(3) the lyrics on Joan's web site have "Let's try real time", but that's not what she sang with the Dead

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


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