Magic Jelly Bean

Lyrics: Alex Koford
Music: Alex Koford

Played by Alex Koford with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in May 2016 and previously with Colonel & The Mermaids. Thanks to Steve for help with the lyrics.

Thorns in my hands from the flowers in the ocean
Green as the sky of the days in my head
But I walk the shoes that were made in a portion
Brewed up from witches that live with death

So I try and I try to get moving
But my feet shuffle slowly up hill
And I run and I run towards nothing
As I blast off into oblivion

I saw the turtle turning out to an artichoke
And I watched the mermaids swim upstream
Just as the sun started rising into darkness
I saw myself eat a magic jelly bean

I nearly died
I nearly died
I nearly died
I nearly died

Sand in my ears from the beach front parking lot
Gold as the keys I hold in my hand
I walk with shoes that were made in a kitchen
Brewed up from corks that the world needs less

So I run and I run towards nothing
While my feet still shuffle uphill
And I swear, and I swear though my head beats
But there's still nothing for oblivion

Well I saw the dragon fly in through the bedroom door
I watched its wings as they turned to tentacles
Just as they blew flames in my direction
I took just one more magic jelly bean

I nearly died
I nearly died
I nearly died
I nearly died

 


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