"The Music Never Stopped" as written by Robert Hall Weir and John Barlow....
There's mosquitoes on the river
Fish are rising up like birds
It's been hot for seven weeks now
Too hot to even speak now
Did you hear what I just heard?

Say, it might have been a fiddle
Or it could have been the wind
But there seems to be a beat now
I can feel it in my feet now
Listen here it comes again

There's a band out on the highway
They're high-stepping into town
It's a rainbow full of sound
It's fireworks, calliopes and clowns
Everybody's dancing

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Sun went down in honey
And the moon came up in wine
You know stars were spinning dizzy
Lord the band kept us so busy
We forgot about the time

They're a band beyond description
Like Jehovah's favorite choir
People joining hand in hand
While the music plays the band
Lord they're setting us on fire

Crazy rooster crowing midnight
Balls of lightning roll along
Old men sing about their dreams
Women laugh and children scream
And the band keeps playing on

Keep on dancing through to daylight
Greet the morning air with song
No one's noticed but the band's all packed and gone
Was it ever here at all?
But they kept on dancing

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday
And the corn's a bumper crop
And the fields are full of dancing
Full of singing and romancing
The music never stopped


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"The Music Never Stopped" as written by Robert Hall Weir, John Barlow

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    General CommentThis song is jumpin, gotta love the refrence to Jehovah's favorite choir...This song is most likely referring to the dedication of dead heads across the world, where no matter what the music of the grateful dead will continue on forever through their fans...they come through your city and once you see them once its beyond discription and that one experience will have you hooked and make you never stop playing their music!
    tayzha26on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the bass line in the beginning.
    roitanon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the saxophone parts.
    jackerscrackerson September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmrs godchaux soulfull female voice really adds a lot to this song
    dylanandeadiskilleron October 31, 2007   Link

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