Under The Lights

Lyrics: Grahame Lesh
Music: Grahame Lesh

Sung by Grahame Lesh with Midnight North - with Phil Lesh sitting in on bass on 30 July 2017.

Thank you for watching this race
Like a slow car crash we are up
Did it tell you that it's all on you
And that's what they always had to do

Well this all feels just a little too slow
Just a couple of bars and that's driven
Did they always stare quite that hard
Or had you never gotten quite that

And it all starts and you're all on the wire
And all the noise just takes you higher
And now the last thing on your mind
This is a few nights under the lights
Forty years on the ground

I bet you were dreaming, not prepared
What's the point when nobody cares
Down the bar in Monterey
You ain't the only one without a play

There's no blueprint for small town fame
No one ever told you of the same
Hold on dear, throw it out
You and the best trip has no doubt

Thunder of the song is crying
And no one stops your hard won lying
Right now the last thing on your mind
This is a few nights under the lights
Forty years on the ground

And now the need has gone away
Off with believers who couldn't stay
Somehow you've gotten good at this
It's the rest of life that will do you [?]

You didn't get and now forever
You made the choice to do it better
Right now the last thing on your mind
This is a few nights under the lights
Forty years on the ground
Forty years on the ground
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2017 Under The Lights Midnight North
     2018 Selections from the Great American Music Hall Midnight North


 


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