"Days Between" as written by Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter....
There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Summer flies and August dies
The world grows dark and mean
Comes the shimmer of the moon
On black infested trees
The singing man is at his song
The holy on their knees
The reckless are out wrecking
The timid plead their pleas
No one knows much more of this
Than anyone can see anyone can see

There were days
And there were days
And there were days besides
When phantom ships with phantom sails
Set to sea on phantom tides
Comes the lightning of the sun
On bright unfocused eyes
The blue of yet another day
A springtime wet with sighs
A hopeful candle lingers
In the land of lullabies
Where headless horsemen vanish
With wild and lonely cries, lonely cries

There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Walked upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we'll never know we'll never know

There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
As soft as velveteen
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between

There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
Still tender, young and green
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between


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"Days Between [Live at Madison Square Garden]" as written by Robert Hunter Jerry Garcia

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    General CommentJust an absolutely beautiful, haunting, sad, retrospective, visual and gripping song. There aren't many "good" versions of this song because Jerry's shot voice and generally poor and failing health kept him from doing a lot to the song's potential, it also ironically made the song that much more gripping and powerful. Jerry sounded like the
    "headless horsemen vanish(ing)
    with wild and lonely cries".

    I saw the Dead do this song four times in Eugene ('93 & '94), Portland and Vegas (both '95). Jerry sounded grim each time and the first time I heard the song it nearly brought tears to my eyes and effected me that way every other time I heard it, too. It'll stick with you. Even the lyrics alone on the page are some heavy stuff.
    foxymophandlemamaon September 16, 2007   Link

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