Ashes And Fire

Lyrics: Ryan Adams
Music: Ryan Adams

Sung by Grahame Lesh with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2012.

As he stared past the fire
His hunger to leave well it gnawed his poor heart alive
Her skin smelled like black cherry, blossom perfume
The sail boats they all sailed by
And a river she cried

And the wind was suddenly sweeter? than Roosevelt pine
The windows broke out and the cigarette smoke was drifting by
The bums on the bowery were swallowed in the lights
As cars rumbled by in the night
screaming run for your life

With cool and silvery eyes
And a heart that was fit for desire
Drowned in a river of tears
Oh a river,? she cried left her with a heart
Made of ashes and fire

One day there was a silence and it washed through the town
And there was no reason to speak so no one made a sound
Her eyes were indigo and the cats were all calico
And the sail boats they all sailed by
And a river she cried

With cool and silvery eyes
And a? heart that was fit for desire
Drowned in a river of tears
Oh a river, she cried left her with a heart
Made of ashes and fire
Ashes and fire
Ashes and fire
Ashes and fire