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scar1et_f1re
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Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#50860 2 years, 11 months ago
The song "Comes a time" has touched me quite deeply lately. I've been having some tough times at home with my wife, and I swear every lyric in this song is spot on and has come true for me. It makes me realize how powerful music can be.

It gets very emotional for me, especially if I hear it outside (in the car) during a rainstorm. Last time I had to open the windows and sunroof and "Feel the wind and taste the rain". Brought me to tears (not the first time).

Anybody else here have a similar experience with this song? To me ... at least lately ... this song is more powerful than the Black Throated Wind. Part is because IMO Jerry is more emotional, but I have to give the credit to Robert Hunter for the most amazingly spot on lyrics. Thank you Robert.......So short, sweet and to the point...

Comes A Time
Lyrics By: Robert Hunter
Music By: Jerry Garcia

Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand (note 1)
Says "don't you see?"
Gotta make it somehow
On the dreams you still believe
Don't give it up
You got an empty cup
Only love can fill
Only love can fill

Been walking all morning
Went walking all night
I can't see much difference
Between the dark and light
And I feel the wind
And I taste the rain
Never in my mind
To cause so much pain

From day to day
Just letting it ride
You get so far away
From how it feels inside
You can't let go
'Cause you're afraid to fall
But the day may come
When you can't feel at all

(1) Garcia sang "when the blind man takes your arm" in some early performances

FFF! Family is Forever!!!

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by scar1et_f1re.
OtherOne
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Re: Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#50949 2 years, 11 months ago
One of my favorites...Always liked the extra verse as well

[The following verse was sung in performance at least once, according to Brett Heisler, at the Harding Theater on 11/7/71:]

When the words come out like an angry stream
You hear yourself say things you could never mean
When the heat goes down and you find your mind
You got a lot of words you've got to stand behind.
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scar1et_f1re
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Re: Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#50952 2 years, 11 months ago
OtherOne wrote:
One of my favorites...Always liked the extra verse as well

[The following verse was sung in performance at least once, according to Brett Heisler, at the Harding Theater on 11/7/71:]

When the words come out like an angry stream
You hear yourself say things you could never mean
When the heat goes down and you find your mind
You got a lot of words you've got to stand behind.


Wow, thank you so so much. The gd channel played a version with the extra lines, but they never tell where the versions are from. The only flaw imo. Usually it's the cool looks like rains that I like to "collect". Now I know. Gonna download that version now.
FFF! Family is Forever!!!

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#51066 2 years, 11 months ago
love this tune,the bethel show was amazing when they busted this out the place was so quiet it was beautiful
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
iraqistatefair
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The wheels are muddy, got a ton of hay

Re: Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#51071 2 years, 11 months ago
Gives me chills - like wharf rat, but even more somber
"just lettin it ride, you get so far away from how it feeeels inside."

The song is like a rebirth feeling that holds me through life when i cant walk or "see"
thanks for sharing
wlewis
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Re: Lyrics for "Comes a Time"

#51133 2 years, 11 months ago
i'm normally wiping my eyes after most versions


orlando spring 11 i was on jk's side of the arena...i had a clear sight to a n entrance behind where they closed off the back of the arena...during comes a time i noticed a security guard walk by the tunnel opening, then slowly walk backward and started looking at the stage (obviously listening)...as the song progressed this person started swaying, then they sat down...during the solo they got back up and were full fledged grooving...the song ended and they continued walking on...the power of the music and lyrics is intense

^^^ once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right


but about the lyrics they hit home on past love everytime
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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