"New Speedway Boogie" as written by Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter....
Please don't dominate the rap, Jack
If you've got nothing new to say
If you please, don't back up the track
This train's got to run today

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
Heard some say, "better run away"
Others say, "better stand still"

Now I don't know, but I been told
It's hard to run with the weight of gold
Other hand I have heard it said
It's just as hard with the weight of lead

Who can deny? Who can deny?
It's not just a change in style
One step done and another begun
And I wonder how many miles?

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
Things went down we don't understand
But I think in time we will

Now I don't know, but I was told
In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
Keep on coming or stand and wait
With the sun so dark and the hour so late

You can overlook the lack, Jack
Of any other highway to ride
It's got no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide

I spent a little time on the mountain
I spent a little time on the hill
I saw things getting out of hand
I guess they always will

Now I don't know, but I been told
If the horse don't pull you got to carry the load
I don't know whose back's that strong
Maybe find out before too long

One way or another, one way or another
One way or another, this darkness got to give
One way or another, one way or another
One way or another, this darkness got to give
One way or another, one way or another
One way or another, this darkness got to give


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"New Speedway Boogie" as written by Robert C. Hunter Jerome J. Garcia

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    General CommentIn my opinion, as touched upon by by previous comments, this song is a collaboration of everyones life, not just specific generations.

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    Everyone has an innate sense of morals, virtues and what not. Everyone may need a reminder. from time to time, but people need to learn their own lessons on their own. After a certain point, people don't need to be remind again, just taught another lesson at the time. Allegedly, there is a time and place for everything.

    Everyone has been on mountains, be it emotions or others, everyone has been high. Everyone has been on hills, that usual level of life which normal people cruise on.

    It's been said it takes everything to make a kingdom. It has also been said, it takes everything to just get by.

    Often people get caught up thinking about their own and others standards of where they are in life. There are so many outside influences that you don't even know where to being thinking.

    Everyone thinks the have experienced the strongest and weakest of all feelings/emotions/thoughts/. No one can really prove what life's all about, not even the deepest philosopher; but hopefully one day we will.

    Sometimes we see the people we are most envious of fail so brutally. After seeing such "failure" with so many resources. Do we find contentment with where we are at currently, or risk any drastic possibilities? Have we gone too far to go either way?

    You can't base where you are in life by others, no can you base theirs. Just because you view someone in a certain way, you have no idea where they are in life. Even if you walk a mile in someone else's shoes, you've only just changed the shape of the insole.

    Everyone thinks the have experienced the strongest and weakest of all feelings/emotions/thoughts/. Most people expect life to always be a mountain.

    If everything you desire in life isn't delivered to your doorstep, you need to get out and find it. You should never expect life to be easy, you have to work for it.

    One way or another, things will get better.
    Brapon July 19, 2013   Link

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