Album: Go To Heaven (1980)
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  • I told Althea I was feeling lost
    Lacking in some direction
    Althea told me upon scrutiny
    That my back might need protection
    I told Althea that treachery
    Was tearing me limb from limb
    Althea told me, now cool down boy
    Settle back easy, Jim

    You may be Saturday's child all grown
    Moving with a pinch of grace
    You may be a clown in the burying ground
    Or just another pretty face
    You may be the fate of Ophelia
    Sleeping and perchance to dream
    Honest to the point of recklessness
    Self-centred to the extreme

    Ain't nobody messin' with you but you
    Your friends are getting most concerned
    Loose with the truth, maybe its your fire
    Baby I hope you don't get burned
    When the smoke has cleared, she said
    That's what she said to me
    You're gonna want a bed to lay your head
    And a little sympathy

    There are things you can replace
    And others you cannot
    The time has come to weigh those things
    This space is gettin' hot
    You know this space is gettin' hot

    I told Althea, I'm a roving sign
    That I was born to be a bachelor
    Althea told me, OK that's fine
    So now I'm trying to catch her
    Can't talk to you without talking to me
    We're guilty of the same old things
    Thinking a lot about less and less
    And forgetting the love we bring Writer/s: JERRY GARCIA, ROBERT HUNTER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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