Any Naked Eye

Lyrics: David Nelson
Music: David Nelson

A David Nelson song played with with Phil Lesh & Friends and with the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Papa John said, son, the longest way around
Is the fastest way to get back home
And there was you holding your [heart is]
All that you can call your own
Call your own, Or call it mine
Call it such a good idea at the time

Well I met her in the back of a limousine
And we was getting out of jail for free
Lost all track of time in the [?]
And the rest is a mystery
Far as any naked eye could see
Either blind, Or by design
'Cause it's such a good idea at the time

Say if you ever win big at the lottery
And you live to tell the tale
Be sure to bop-a-bee bop-a-bee bop-a-lula
While the money rolls in by the pail
All the money rolls on in by the pail
Call it yours, call it mine
Call it something on the vine
Call it such a good idea at the time

It took a long line of dedicated maniacs
Just to get this birdy off the ground
A crackerjack team of enlightened masters
Just to help me see the ground
See the ground, I'm heaven bound
It was such a good idea at the time

Well it's the age old dilemma when you try to remember
Which is real and which is genuine
Just you pick out the truth from hallucination
And drive [trickle] runs in your mind
Drive that bus right through those ones in your mind
In your mind, or on on the vine
'Cause it's such a good idea at the time

Say if you ever win big at the lottery
And you live to tell the tale
Be sure to bop-a-bee bop-a-bee bop-a-lula
While the money rolls in by the pail
All the money rolls on in by the pail
Call it yours, call it mine
Call it something on the vine
Call it such a good idea at the time
Dead-Related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     12 Nov 2005 For Rex: The Black Tie Dye Ball Zen Tricksters plus friends
     31 Dec 2006 Live: New Year's Eve New Riders Of The Purple Sage