Rock-n-Roll Blues

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Phil Lesh

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

Sunshine pouring all over the place
Lighting up the smile on your sweet face
All I'm asking is a little bit more
Shaking that river like there ain't no shore
I was born about an hour ago
Seems like forever but I don't know
Give it up for love so I've been told
It seldom gets younger but it never grows old

Whatever you need is whatever you got
Twenty to life or another shot
Eviction notice or a permanent pass
Where the rolling sky meets the mountain grass
Rusty roses and the lilies are red
Dust bugs hanging out under the bed
Gods in his heaven, it's like I said
Without our love we might as well be dead

Most of the time finds me hanging around
Like an unwanted object in the lost and found
A long lost stranger on the middle ground
A CC rider on the outward bound
Rock-n-roll blues, Rock-n-roll blues
Slapping your face, and kicking the bruise
Breaking your arm, shaking your hand
Like some poor devil in a rock-and-roll band

Sweating the small stuff or painting it large
You got to give value for what you charge
You might be skating on mighty thin ice
But I didn't come here to give you advice
I come to whistle and to strum my guitar
Sing for my supper and to drive my car
To love my woman for all I'm worth
To give full measure for my days on earth
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 2002 There And Back Again Phil Lesh & Friends

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