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Lyrics: Robert Hunter, Bob Weir
Music: Weir, Bralove, Wasserman, Welnick

Played by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead from 1993 and with Ratdog and Weir/Wasserman.

Promises made in the dark dissolve by light of day
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Ain't no saying what will be, it's always been that way
Only thing I know for sure, someone got to pay
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Ain't no easy answers, is what I got to say

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I don't wanna hear
Ain't nobody cares
C'mon let's go
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know

Love is an easy word to say, roll's right off the tongue
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Seems to crop up like a weed, in every song that's sung
It always sounds so easy, the way it falls upon the ear
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Plenty easy answers now, listen to me here
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Find 'em anywhere
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I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know

Shut your eyes and listen to the colors of your mind
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Give yourself a breath of air, let your soul unwind
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You don't have to say a word, you got dick to say
'Cause no-one ever said there's gonna be an easy way
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Find them anywhere
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Ain't nobody care
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I don't wanna know

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I don't wanna know
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I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
Promises made in the dark dissolve by light of day
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Ain't no saying what we'll be, it's always been that way
Only thing I know for sure, someone got to pay
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Ain't no easy answers, that's all I got to say
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I don't wanna hear
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Ain't nobody there
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C'mon now, let's go
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know

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Feel alright
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Feel alright
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Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1994 Trios Rob Wasserman (note 1)
     17 Jul 1998 Furthur Most The Other Ones

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Live!

Notes
(1) Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman and Neil Young play on this track. Also released on the compilation Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Anthology Volume 2 (piano arrangement)

 


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