deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #0 of 265: David Dodd (ddodd) Fri 22 May 20 10:26
    
Alex Allan, Grateful Dead lyric scholar extraordinaire, will post a
daily Robert Hunter lyric, going well beyond the bounds of his
Grateful Dead lyrics, which often reveal a lesser-known masterpiece
from our bard. 

Check in here regularly to read and comment on his selections. Thank
you, Alex!
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #1 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:45
    
My plan is to post a couple of lines from a different Hunter lyric
each day for a year. I've so far been posting daily on Twitter and
Facebook but will now post here as well. So first a bit of catching
up to do.
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #2 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:45
    
1/366 from Yellow Moon

Born, born, born upon the world
The restless heart keeps flying
Trying to become the heart of home

www.whitegum.com/songfile/YELLOWMO.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #3 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:45
    
2/366 from Eyes of the World

Wake now discover that you are the song that the morning brings
But the heart has its seasons, its evenings and songs of its own

www.whitegum.com/songfile/EYESWORL.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #4 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:46
    
3/366 from 13 Clocks

One clock keeps time for the countdown to disaster
Trying to slow it down seems to make it run faster

www.whitegum.com/songfile/13CLOCKS.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #5 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:46
    
4/366 from Box of Rain

And it's just a box of rain, or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there

www.whitegum.com/songfile/BOXRAIN.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #6 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:46
    
5/366 from Night Of A Thousand Stars

Writing mad sonnets in the midnight park
Leaving tracks of tears for her watermark

www.whitegum.com/songfile/NIGHTOFA.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #7 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:46
    
6/366 from Black Muddy River

When the last rose of summer pricks my fingers
And the hot sun chills me to the bone

www.whitegum.com/songfile/BLACKMUD.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #8 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:47
    
7/366 from Cyclone

Most of our years have flown away with nothing much decided
Except the board we're playing on, how it's to be divided

www.whitegum.com/songfile/CYCLONE.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #9 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:49
    
8/366 from Day By Day

Careless love will break the trust, divide and conquer all
Ash to ash and dust to dust like barren leaves that fall

www.whitegum.com/songfile/DAYBYDA2.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #10 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:49
    
9/366 from Shining Blue Sea

Stand by the shadow you cannot outrun
Though your footsteps be ever so fleet

www.whitegum.com/songfile/SHININGB.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #11 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:49
    
10/366 from Doin’ That Rag

You needn't gild the lily, offer jewels to the sunset
No one is watching or standing in your shoes

www.whitegum.com/songfile/DOINRAG.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #12 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:50
    
11/366 from For This One Hour

The darkness is so vast, slender moon like a smile
A thin teardrop of glass, I want to watch it a while

www.whitegum.com/songfile/FORTHISO.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #13 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:50
    
12/366 from Fire on the Mountain – studio outtake

Gettin' much harder to please that crowd
When the music is quiet but you're yelling out loud

www.whitegum.com/songfile/FIREMOUT.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #14 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:51
    
13/366 from Days Between

And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow

www.whitegum.com/songfile/DAYBETW.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #15 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:51
    
14/366 from Barracuda Moon 

This must be the future, we stumbled here at last
At first glance can't tell it from the recent past

www.whitegum.com/songfile/BARRACUD.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #16 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:51
    
15/366 from What’s Become Of The Baby

Waves of violet go crashing and laughing
Rainbow winged singing birds fly round the sun

www.whitegum.com/songfile/WHATSBEC.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #17 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:51
    
16/366 from Seven Hills Of Gold

Startled sighs of wonderment flow in tears of sorrow
Travelling with presentment, visions of tomorrow

www.whitegum.com/songfile/SEVENHIL.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #18 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:51
    
17/366 from Celebration

Give you reason to believe again
But finish that prayer before you say Amen

www.whitegum.com/songfile/CELEBRAT.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #19 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:52
    
18/366 from Argentina

To justify all the shame and death might as well just save their
breath
The cynical left or the cynical right, both sides spoiling for a
fight

www.whitegum.com/songfile/ARGENTIN.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #20 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:52
    
19/366 from None So Blind

None so blind as will not see, so deaf as will not hear
None so mute as will not speak, so brave as will not fear

www.whitegum.com/songfile/NONESOBL.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #21 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:52
    
20/366 from Into The Blue

It brings back the feel of hearts in transition
My current position was never so clear

www.whitegum.com/songfile/INTOTHEB.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #22 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:52
    
21/366 from Troublemaker (Carolina Moonrise)

I mind my own business until you make it yours
Then plan your parting, as they say, it never rains, it pours

www.whitegum.com/songfile/TROUBLEM.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #23 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:52
    
22/366 from West L.A. Fadeaway

You know the pay was pathetic
It's a shame those boys couldn't be more copacetic

www.whitegum.com/songfile/WESTLA.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #24 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:53
    
23/366 from If I Had The World To Give

I may not have the world to give to you
But maybe I have a tune or two

www.whitegum.com/songfile/IFIHADTH.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.237 : Alex Allan's "Daily Hunter Lyric"
permalink #25 of 265: Alex Allan (alexallan) Fri 22 May 20 11:53
    
24/366 from By The Horns

What you wasting my time for, complaining in my ear
Telling me a sad, sad story I just don't need to hear

www.whitegum.com/songfile/BYTHEHOR.HTM
  

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