There's mosquitoes on the river fish are rising up like birds
Its 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 my feet now
Listen here it comes again!

There's a band out on the highway, they're high-stepping into town
Its a rainbow full of sound, it's fireworks, calliopes and clowns
Everybody dancing, 'cmon children, c'mon 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 too 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 played the band, lord
They're setting us on fire.

Crazy rooster crowing midnight, balls of lighting roll along
Old men sing about their dreams, women laugh and children scream
And the band keeps playing on.

Keep on dancing through the daylight, greet the morning air with song
No one's noticed, but the bands all pack and gone. was it ever there at all?
But they keep on dancing, c'mon children, c'mon children, come on clap your hands
Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday, and the corns a bumper crop
And the fields are full of dancing, full of singing and romancing
The music never stopped.

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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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