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83msg1sttyme
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Throwing stones

#37567 3 years, 1 month ago
just listened to the version from hersey park
"Throwing Stones"
Words by John Perry Barlow; music by Bob Weir
Barlow has posted the lyrics to his songs.
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission

Picture a bright blue ball, just spinning, spinnin free,
Dizzy with eternity.
Paint it with a skin of sky,
Brush in some clouds and sea,
Call it home for you and me.
A peaceful place or so it looks from space,
A closer look reveals the human race.
Full of hope, full of grace
Is the human face,
But afraid we may lay our home to waste.

There's a fear down here we can't forget.
Hasn't got a name just yet.
Always awake, always around,
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.


Now watch as the ball revolves
And the nighttime falls.
Again the hunt begins,
Again the bloodwind calls.
By and by, the morning sun will rise,
But the darkness never goes
From some men's eyes.
It strolls the sidewalks and it rolls the streets,
Staking turf, dividing up meat.
Nightmare spook, piece of heat,
It's you and me.
You and me.


Click flash blade in ghetto night,
Rudies looking for a fight.
Rat cat alley, roll them bones.
Need that cash to feed that jones.
And the politicians throwin' stones,
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.


[Bridge:]
Commissars and pin-stripe bosses
Roll the dice.
Any way they fall,
Guess who gets to pay the price.
Money green or proletarian gray,
Selling guns 'stead of food today.


So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And the politicians throwin' stones,
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.


Heartless powers try to tell us
What to think.
If the spirit's sleeping,
Then the flesh is ink
History's page will thus be carved in stone.
And we are here, and we are on our own
On our own.
On our own.
On our own.


[Instrumental]

If the game is lost,
Then we're all the same.
No one left to place or take the blame.
We can leave this place and empty stone
Or that shinin' ball we used to call our home.


So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And the politicians throwin' stones,
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.


[Bridge two:] Shipping powders back and forth
Singing black goes south and white comes north.
In a whole world full of petty wars
Singing I got mine and you got yours.
And the current fashion sets the pace,
Lose your step, fall out of grace.
And the radical, he rant and rage,
Singing someone's got to turn the page.
And the rich man in his summer home,
Singing just leave well enough alone.
But his pants are down, his cover's blown...


And the politicians throwin' stones,
So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And it's all too clear we're on our own.
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.


Picture a bright blue ball,
Just spinnin', spinnin, free.
Dizzy with the possibilities.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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Re: Throwing stones

#37569 3 years, 1 month ago
And side B courtesy whitegum.com

Ashes And Glass

Lyrics: Bob Weir and Andre Pessis
Music: Bob Weir and others from Ratdog

One of the new Ratdog songs, introduced mid-1999 and now included on the Ratdog CD. (And Furthur -- TS)

What if all tomorow brings is ashes and glass
And I can't tell you child, "this too shall pass"
If all the world were windswept, cold and gray (note 1)
And in the end there's nothing left to say

If all the silicon and best laid plans (note 2)
Became the master, and the fall of man
If all the earth were baked to hard red clay
Not so far from where we are today

Ah well anyway

Come on darlin', swing and sway
Daddy gonna find us a better way
And if that better way don't float
Daddy gonna find us a tighter boat

And if that tighter boat don't sail
Grab a bucket babe, and start to bail
And if that bucket spring a leak
Little miss, we're up the creek

What if fire came raining on the hills
And mountains made of rusting Coupe De Villes
And all God's children find themselves alone (note 3)
And all the poets took to throwing stones

Guess we're on our own
No way out and no way home

Come on baby, it's time to sing
Daddy gonna grab that old brass ring
And if that old brass ring don't fit
Daddy gonna get to fixin it

And if that old brass ring stays broke
Daddy gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat don't bark
Gonna give that goat the old kick start
Old kick start

What if all that was left was ashes and glass
And I can't tell you child, "this too shall pass" (note 4)
And if those four horsemen can't be turned away
And everyone's too paralyzed to pray

Too paralyzed to pray
And the jury's out on judgement day
And there ain't nothing left to say
Nothing left to say

Come on baby we can fly
Daddy's got a stack of alibi's
Alibi's shot full of holes
Come on child, let's rock and roll

And if that roll takes us to France
Teach them Froggies how to dance
Keep on dancin', sing the tune
We'll be dancin' all around the moon

And if that big old moon go bust
Well ashes to ashes, baby, dust to dust
Baby it's time for one last rave
Keep on dancin' on our own graves

On our own graves
Keep on dancing
On our own graves
Keep on dancing
Keep on dancing

Notes
(1) an earlier version was "And what we had were shades of grey"
(2) this verse wasn't included in early versions
(3) an earlier version was "And former lovers find themselves alone"
(4) earlier versions of this line were "Well it sure seems like a distant past" and "Well it sure seems headed this way fast"
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Re: Throwing stones

#37572 3 years, 1 month ago
Maybe best heard back to back, although don't know if that ever happened. If not, I think they def. should do a sandwich.



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Re: Throwing stones

#37597 3 years, 1 month ago
i like the way you think
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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Re: Throwing stones

#37636 3 years, 1 month ago
I've listened to a few newer versions and Bob says something about....and the whole god damn government...anyone noticed this part...and can anyone tell me what that verse is
Turn on, Tune in, Drop out
Think for yourself, Escape the gene pools
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Re: Throwing stones

#37647 3 years, 1 month ago
Abba wrote:
I've listened to a few newer versions and Bob says something about....and the whole god damn government...anyone noticed this part...and can anyone tell me what that verse is


Money Greeds the only way.... In my whole Goddamn government today!!

first time I ever heard bobby switch it up and do that verse was in Miami of 10. Good fuckin times man
Last Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago by Smiley from Texas.
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Throwing stones

#37648 3 years, 1 month ago
at radio city he said "money green you can buy a whole damm goverment today" it was very powerful too the way he said it
ia600403.us.archive.org/35/items/furthur...2011-03-27d02t02.mp3
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
Last Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago by 83msg1sttyme.
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Re: Throwing stones

#37650 3 years, 1 month ago
Abba wrote:
I've listened to a few newer versions and Bob says something about....and the whole god damn government...anyone noticed this part...and can anyone tell me what that verse is

buy the whole god damn government today
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