"Tela" as written by and Trey Anastasio....
The sky is burning in this lonely land
And I kneel by the river
And I feel the sand and the wind
The wind from beyond the mountain
The wind from beyond the mountain

And she comes to me in this lonely land
And looks down from the multi-beast
On which she rides like the wind
The wind from beyond the mountain
The wind from beyond the mountain

Tela was born in a vulgar crooked hut
In the shadow of Wilson's castle
Venomous scorn from a life of bitter toil
In the shadow of Wilson's castle

Glory esteem fueled by her hatred it grew
Swelling to the point where it would
Burst at the seems
There was nothing she could do

Tela Tela jewel of Wilson's foul domain
Tela Tela jewel of Wilson's foul domain
A lullaby the breezes whisper

And I look into her eyes
And my frozen heart begins to thaw
And burns, 'til layer after layer
Melts away into a pool
A sky blue mirror of her eyes

And my soul is made of marble
But in her gaze I crumble into dust
And drift away on the wind
The wind from beyond the mountain
The wind from beyond the mountain

Tela grew strong from her struggle
To endure in the shadow of Wilson's castle
Time touched her wounds
And shelter proved the cure
In the shadow of Wilson's castle

Each passing day seemed to feed
The brazen serpent locked inside
And liberate the spirit
She'd concealed for so long
There was no place left to hide

Tela Tela jewel of Wilson's foul domain
Tela Tela jewel of Wilson's foul domain
A lullaby the breezes whisper



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"Tela" as written by Trey Anastasio

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    General Commentmost beautiful song ever!
    bidins711on May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommenttELA IS A DAMN TRADOR
    Hitter114on April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommenttELA IS A DAMN TRADOR
    Hitter114on April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommenttELA IS A DAMN TRADOR
    Hitter114on April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagree with bidins ,this song is really the most beautiful song ever bee n written!jewel!!!
    nectaron November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentagree with bidins ,this song is really the most beautiful song ever bee n written!jewel!!!
    nectaron November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTela quite possibly wasn't a traitor. For all we know Errand Wolfe just wanted her killed because she was a liability, maybe she knew that he was going to be corrupted and become another Wilson.

    Anyway, I agree this is possibly the most beautiful song ever :) Those chords in the intro send shivers down my spine.
    xonixon February 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song

    Tela is not a spy and for all you doubters heres a little somethin' for ya ihoz.com/…
    phish86con February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTela != traitor.

    Remember that it was Errand Wolfe who had her killed and he turned out to be evil in the end. I don't know how they made the connection between Tela and the deaths of Palmer and Roger anyway.

    Course the one who actually DID the killing was Rutherford and we never did find out what happened to him.
    T-zoneon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentphish is phenomenal...i named my dog tela, and the next one's going to be wilson..the politics behind gamehenge never cease to facinate me that it can be portrayed so beautifully through music.
    BananaLoafon January 18, 2006   Link

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