The Next Step

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Hart, Jenkins, Welnick, Sterling, Hussain, Hidago, Adepoju

All we need are flesh and bones
Stars to steer and the faith of stones
It all works out if you leave it alone
We'll take the next step on our own

All we need are hearts of thunder
Set in the compass of the deep dark sky
All we need is all we've got
Could be a little - could be a lot

Depend on the wind
Of distant drums
We'll know the next step
When it comes

All we need is the key to the city
Open the gate, yeah isn't it pretty
All we need is the weight of a feather
To tip the balance in favor of love

Cold iron shimmy to address the lock
A little more mercy and a little less talk
Crawl on your belly through a river of tears
All we need is another ten years

Depend on the wind
Of distant drums
We'll know the next step
When it comes

Borne on the tide all flecked with foam
All we need is a long way home
Federation sunset don't pay rent
Bury the baby and strike the tent

Words may differ but the song remains
Safe in the whistle of passing trains
Ninety-nine miles of solid gold track
Lay on the whistle and don't look back

Depend on the wind
Of distant drums
We'll know the next step
When it comes

Depend on the wind
Of distant drums
We'll know the next step
When it comes

[etc]
Mickey Hart Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1996 Mystery Box Mickey Hart's Mystery Box


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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