deadsongs.vue.173 : Saint Of Circumstance
permalink #0 of 4: David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:32
    
Saint Of Circumstance
w: Barlow m: Weir
AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/sain.html
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/SAINTCIR.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.173 : Saint Of Circumstance
permalink #1 of 4: Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 20:37
    
Saint Of Circumstance 
Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

This must be heaven
Tonight I crossed the line
You must be the angel
I thought I might never find
Was it you I heard singing
Oh while I was chasing dreams
Driven by the wind
Like the dust that blows around
And the rain fallin' down

But I never know (sure don't know)
I never know, never know (sure don't know)

This must be heaven
'Cause here's where the rainbow ends
And at last it's the real thing
Or close enough to pretend

When that wind blows (wind blows)
And the night starts to fall
I can hear the silence call
It's a certain sort of sound
And the rain fallin' down
Rain fallin' down

Holes in what's left of my reason
Holes in the knees of my blues
Odds against me been increasing
But I'll pull through

Never could read no road-map
Now I don't know what the weather might do
Hear that witch wind whine
See that dog star shine
I got a feelin' there's no time to lose
No time to lose

I never know (sure don't know)
I will never know, no, no (sure don't know)

Well it's been heaven
Even rainbow's will end
Now my sails are filling
The wind so willing
And I'm good as gone again
I'm still walkin'
So I'm sure that I can dance
Just a saint of circumstance
Just a tiger in a trance
And the rain fallin' down
Rain falling down
Rain falling down

Well I never know
Just don't know
Just don't know
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Sure don't know
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
Yeah for sure, yeah for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Just don't never know, never never know
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
No no no, that's for sure, yeah for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Just don't never never know, no no
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
That's for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Yeah maybe going on a dream, going on a dream now
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
Maybe going on a feeling, maybe going on a feeling
Maybe going on a feeling
  
deadsongs.vue.173 : Saint Of Circumstance
permalink #2 of 4: Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 20 Aug 15 07:02
    
An exchange when Bruce was rehearsing with the Dead in 1990:

Bruce: Just what is a "saint of circumstance"?
Jerry: If you find them nailing you up in the town square for some
cause, that makes you a saint of circumstance. You don't know why
they're doing it. At least that's what I always thought.
Involuntarily [inaudible]
Phil: You walk into a saloon door and the whole place falls down
around you [inaudible]
Jerry: Absolutely, sure. Right.
Phil: They're won't be anybody left.
Jerry: If it goes all the way for you and all the way against you,
you're pretty much a saint of circumstance.
Phil: The way it only lasts a [inaudible]
Jerry: Yeah, right.
  
deadsongs.vue.173 : Saint Of Circumstance
permalink #3 of 4: Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 20 Aug 15 07:04
    
From
<https://archive.org/details/gd90-09-28.sbd.jeffm.13531.sbeok.shnf>
  
deadsongs.vue.173 : Saint Of Circumstance
permalink #4 of 4: David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 20 Aug 15 15:22
    
Wow--the fact that Jerry had a ready answer is amazing! And I love
that Bruce asked. Very cool, thanks for digging that one up, Alex!
  



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