Midnight Train

Lyrics: Phil Lesh
Music: Phil Lesh

A new Phil Lesh song, written in 2001 and played with Phil Lesh & Friends

I spin around
Headlights flashing in the pouring rain
We run aground
Black lightning on the midnight train
You question me
I gesture and empires fall
Waves roll on
Through the windows in an empty hall
Ooh - blade-runner Bardo

I snap awake
Light implodes through a ragged shade
We stand our ground
Facing karma on a rusty blade
You make your move
Dice roll and tumble round
Rhapsody in jade
Arrow ripple on a mountain lake
Ooh - laughing Bones

I reach for you
Flames crackle in the dark of night
We lose the path
Leaves shiver in a silent scream
You speak some truth
Visions vanish in a flowing stream
Time slips away
Innocence in yearning flight
Ooh - shifting sands

Grains of time sifted, drifting through our hands
Clouds race past - shining overhead, a crescent moon
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 2002 There And Back Again Phil Lesh & Friends

Further Information
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