"Cassidy" as written by Robert Hall Weir and John Barlow....
I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
I can tell by the mark he left, you were in his dream.
Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas.

What you are, and what you're meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
Born to me, Cassidy.

Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac.
I can tell by the way you smile, he is rolling back.
Come wash the nighttime clean, come grow the scorched ground green.

Blow the horn, and tap the tambourine.
Close the gap of the dark years in between
You and me, Cassidy.

Quick beats in an icy heart, catch colt draws a coffin cart,
There he goes and now here she starts, hear her cry.

Flight of the seabirds
Scattered like lost words,
Wield to the storm and fly.
Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it's own design.
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I'm done with mine.
Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it's own design.
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I'm done with mine.


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"Cassidy" as written by Robert Weir John Barlow

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    General Commentfucking loser...nothing wrong with being a hippie and august 9th is a day that people mourn over the loss of something great...you are a stupid closed minded fuckhole...i think its cool that his friend named a car after an awesome dead song...
    melon headon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have a friend of mine who named their car 'Cassady' because of this song.
    the wretchedon February 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey!! im an emo kid but i grew up touring on the dead and theres nothing wrong with hippies!! my middle name is cassidy after this song, its a kick ass song!! and dont diss aug 9th, you dont have to care about it but respect people who do
    punkchicaon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, I myself named my 2000 VW Jetta after this song as well... no dead song more fitting for a brand new car! The song is actually about Neal Cassidy, who was a beatnik and good friends with Jack Kerouac who wrote about their adventures in the book "On The Road".
    darkstaron August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha, I named my 2002 VW Jetta after this song!
    sensidon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHAHA I named my 2002 VW Jetta after this song!
    sensidon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthey darkstar... this song was written by wier and barlow. before wier knew cassady. and yes notice also how its spelled cassidy. neal's was spelled cassady. so er yes. but wow amazing song. perhaps my favorite dead song.
    sugarmagnoliaon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am named Cassidy for this song, first name. Yeah, I know, dirty fuckin' hippie...blah blah blah...heard it all before. I've always kind of liked this song, it's not my favorite, but it's good.
    Thegodofhatson February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is about Bobby's kid, Cassidy, the second is about Neal Cassady, "Lost now on the country miles in his Cadallac", Cassady was well nown for his savant-like driving ability. Bobby wrote this song well after Cassady died, it was written as a tribute to his life and his newborn child.
    phlyme2themoonon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsong was written in '72, cassady died in '68. he was a close and dear friend of bobby's, even though they were very far apart in age. here is what barlow himself said:

    "This is a song about necessary dualities: dying & being born, men & women, speaking & being silent, devastation & growth, desolation & hope.

    It is also about a Cassady and a Cassidy, Neal Cassady and Cassidy Law." cassidy law, NOT bob weir's daughter.
    stevenminguson May 14, 2007   Link

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