deadsongs.vue.161 : Playing In The Band
permalink #0 of 2: David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:28
    
Playing In The Band
w: Hunter m: Weir, Hart
AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/playin.html
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/PLAYING.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.161 : Playing In The Band
permalink #1 of 2: Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 20:56
    
Playing In The Band 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Bob Weir/Mickey Hart

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Some folks trust to reason, others trust to might
I don't trust to nothing, but I know it come out right
Say it once again now, whoa I hope you understand
When it's done and over, Lord, a man is just a man

Chorus
Playing, playing in the band
Daybreak, daybreak on the land

Some folks look for answers, others look for fights
Some folks up in tree tops, just looking for their kites
I can tell your future, whoa just look what's in your hand
I can't stop for nothing, I'm just playing in the band

[chorus]

Standing on a tower, world at my command
You just keep a-turning, while I'm playing in the band
If a man among you, got no sin upon his hand
Let him cast a stone at me for playing in the band

[chorus]
Playing, like a wave upon the sand
  
deadsongs.vue.161 : Playing In The Band
permalink #2 of 2: from ROSS MOONEY (tnf) Tue 17 Aug 04 20:52
    



Ross Mooney writes:



I recently realized that the first two lines of the song are very similiar to
lines from Jeremiah 17:5.  "This is what the Lord says:  'Cursed is the one
who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart
turns away from from the Lord.'"  In verses 7 and 8 it goes on to say,
"'Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He
will be like a tree planted by the water that send out its roots by the
stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It
has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.'"  This
seems a lot like the part of the song that says "I don't trust to nothing but
I know it come out right."               -SiKo
  



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