Just Like Mama Said

Lyrics: Bob Weir, Jay Lane, Gerrit Graham
Music: Bob Weir and Ratdog

A new Ratdog song, first played on 20 March 2006, then again on 24 March with minor variations on the lyrics.

Just like mama said
Better not lose your head
Better off dying, dying in bed

[Teas] of smoking sage
Girl told me try to act my age
Look at me now in my golden cage (note 1)
All the rage

Ain't no good but it does seem right
Looks like I'll be chewing on this all night
And the band plays anyway
No matter what they say
Band plays anyway
Lights all flashing red (note 2)
Just like mama said

Feathers in her hair
Alien sense of flair
With onerous charms
Take you there
Take you there
Have a care

Sun is sinking like a rock down a well
Laughing or screaming, I just can't tell
The band can keep playing (note 3)
Band continues to play
No matter what they say
Sunset fades to red
Just like mama said

Faces start to blur
Nobody is who they were
Moon shining ghost
How can I be sure
How can I be sure
Ain't no cure

Just like mama said
Just like mama said
Just like mama said
Just like mama said
[etc]

Just like mama said
Better not lose your head
Just like mama said
Just like mama said
Just like mama said
Just like mama said
[etc]
Notes
(1) "... in my velvet cage" in the second version
(2) Weir changed this to "drumbeat in my head" the second time this was played
(3) Weir sang this the second time the song was played:
Ah the price of fame
Everybody knows the name
Everybody knows the name
Lights all flashing red
Just like mama said

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