"Alice D. Millionaire" as written by Jerome J. Garcia, William Kreutzmann, Philip Lesh, Ronald Charles Mckernan and Robert Hall Weir....
You say you're living in a world of trouble
All your schemes have popped like a bubble
Your mother told your sister
And your brother told your friend
Now your secret's out, and you don't have to pretend
You can see for yourself, it's really not the end

You're standing there with tears in your eyes
There's too much going on now, there's no time to cry

You say the walls are closing in on you child
All your friends have put you in exile
Bad luck seems to follow you all around the world
You can't seem to find no peace of mind girl
You will take a chance to seem so bad

Every minute is a brand new dayv
And there are some games that I'd just love to play
Even bad scenes are for real, there's no time to cry

Since you left your old scene behind you
Go ahead and let the green light find you
It's warm and friendly girl and it won't blind you
Come out in the street and the weeds won't grind you
See the love is in the air, you feel it all around you

Your yesterday's are all left behind
There's a brand new light in your mind
You don't need a key to define
What's written on the magic sign
There's no time to cry

When the season of the magic lantern
Is transformed into a funny pattern
And the wheel of fortune has a flat tire
You can't seem to get any higher
When you go above the [?] machine, you find a horseshoe

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    General CommentHm. No one else has posted.

    I read thats its supposed to be about some famous acid dealer... forgot exactly who. But it makes sense. Theres a lot of allusions to it in the song.
    aaronobon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is in fact about an acid dealer, Owsley Stanley. The name comes from a famous headline in San Francisco (the hometown of the Dead and also the center of the acid movement in 1966), which read "LSD Millionaire Arrested." The boys included the song in their repertoire for a short time in 1966, and when bassist Phil Lesh began touring in 1998 with several Grateful Dead members under the name Phil Leash and Friends, he included Alice D Millionaire in several sets.

    The lyrics are typical reflections of acid trips:

    "Your yesterdays are all left behind, there's a brand new light in your mind..."

    "Even bad scenes are for real..."

    thomasrjon March 08, 2009   Link

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