"Blues For Allah" as written by and Philip Lesh....
Arabian wind, The needle's eye is thin, The ships of state sail on mirage,
And drown in sand, Out in no-man's land where Allah does command.
What good is spilling blood? It will not grow a thing;
Taste eternity the swords sing: Blues of Allah In 'sh'Allah.
They lie where they fall, There's nothing more to say,
The desert stars are bright tonight lets meet as friends,
The Flower of Islam, The Fruit of Abraham.
The thousand stories have come round to one again,
Arabian night, Our Gods pursue their fight,
What fatal flowers of darkness bloom from seeds of light.
Bird of paradise fly in white sky, Blues for Allah In 'sh'Allah,
Let's see with our heart, These things our eyes have seen,
And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between.
Under eternity, under eternity, under eternity blue,
Bird of paradise fly in white sky, Blues for Allah In 'sh'Allah.

Lyrics submitted by itsmyownmind

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    General Commentwhy does know one comment this song ?
    Mosef123on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat dead song, I think it may have something to do with the 1973 war between Israel and Egypt/Syria.
    floating_eyeon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can find this song?
    expressfreelyon April 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNot exactly. It was written as a eulogy of sorts for the assassinated King of Saudi Arabia King Faisal. Apparently he was a Grateful Dead fan.
    areeb11498on July 23, 2014   Link

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