Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Franklin's Tower


On July 5, 2015, my home town had an outrageous July 4th blowout, complete with a bodacious cover of the Grateful Dead's classic, Franklin's Tower. Check it out. Worthwhile for sure. :)

In another time's forgotten space
your eyes looked through your mother's face
Wildflower seed on the sand and stone
may the four winds blow you safely home

Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell
In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day
It can ring like fire when you lose your way

Roll away, the dew,
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew

God help the child who rings that bell
It may have one good ring left, you can't tell
One watch by night, one watch by day
If you get confused just listen to the music play

Roll away, the dew,
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew

Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
Whichever way your pleasure tends
if you plant ice you're gonna harvest wind

Roll away, the dew,
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew

In Franklin's Tower the four winds sleep
Like four lean hounds the lighthouse keep
Wildflower seed in the sand and wind
May the four winds blow you home again

Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
Roll away, the dew
You better roll away the dew

Songwriters: GARCIA, JEROME J. / KREUTZMANN, WILLIAM / HUNTER, ROBERT C.

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