Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

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Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by patchthenation » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 pm

Hey TN! In celebrating Jerry today, what are some of your favorite lyrics to his songs?
Get the feelin' I'm gonna find out real soon...

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by SunshineSue » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Lord, you know they
made a fine connection
They love each other
Lord, you can see it's true! :dance :bigheart

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by dr bakes » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 pm

Strangers stoping strangers
just to shake their hands
Tell me a lie and I will swear, i'll swear it's True
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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by bones » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 pm

i had to learn the hard way
to let her pass by :idea:

id like to take that ride again :mrgreen:

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile :)

nuthun else shakin so u might just as well :jumpeveryone
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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by DeadDuck » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:49 pm

That's a nearly impossible question to answer given I love 'em all and there are just SO MANY!

That said, I'd long overlooked the second verse of MS Half Step, kind of mumbling my way along with the song. But, my wife took an interest in them earlier this year and we looked them up. Now, that verse is a current household favorite:

If all you got to live for
is what you left behind
get yourself a powder charge
and seal that silver mine.
I lost my boots in transit babe
A pile of smoking leather
Nailed a retread to my feet
and prayed for better weather

Pretty deep stuff about putting your mistakes behind you, recreating yourself, and working for a better future no matter the challenges that come your way. At least, that's how I read those. Robert Hunter, is a master lyricist because his words can be interpreted so many ways.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by Terrapinjim » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 pm

From the land of the midnight sun
Where the ice blue roses grow
Along those roads of gold and silver snow
Howlin' wide or moaning low
So many roads I know
So many roads to soothe my soul
If you get confused listen to the music play.

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by KC.Jones » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:45 pm

Thinking a lot about less and less
You ain't gonna learn what you don't wanna know

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by LostSailor » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Steal your face right off your head
Elvis Is Dead :rockon

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by Nycdave » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:44 pm

The truth of love an unsung song must tell
The course of love must follow blind without a look behind
Rubin walked the streets of New Orleans till dawn
Cherise so lightly in his arms and her hair hung gently down

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Re: Happy Birthday Jerry: Your favorite lyrics?!

Post by dr bakes » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:51 pm

Nycdave wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:44 pm
The truth of love an unsung song must tell
The course of love must follow blind without a look behind
Rubin walked the streets of New Orleans till dawn
Cherise so lightly in his arms and her hair hung gently down
i noticed you didn't change your avatar this year? :lol:
Love the R&C especially Cherise with an h.....
Tell me a lie and I will swear, i'll swear it's True
DT

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