If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near as it were your own?
It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, I don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
Where there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty

If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men
There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
Where there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
You who choose to lead must follow

But if you fall you fall alone
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home


Lyrics submitted by iheartnitz

Ripple Lyrics as written by Robert C. Hunter Jerome J. Garcia

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    a great grateful dead song. i wonder how this cover is...

    kingmikekingon April 09, 2003   Link
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    The cover is GREAT.

    Sandman-Xon December 09, 2004   Link
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    This cover is awesome. It's in the Deadicated album. Worth every second. =D

    KitScotton December 07, 2008   Link

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