David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:51
When Push Comes To Shove w: Hunter m: Garcia AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/push.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/WHENPUSH.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 18:39
When Push Comes To Shove Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. Shaking in the forest, what have you to fear Here there may be tigers to punch you in the ear Gloves of stainless steel, bats carved out of brick Will knock you down and push you up and give your ass a kick When push comes to shove You're afraid of love Shaking in the desert, wherefore do you cry Here there may be rattle snakes to punch you in the eye Shotguns full of silver, bullets made of glass String barbed wire at your feet and do not let you pass When push comes to shove You're afraid of love Chorus When push comes to shove When push comes to shove You're afraid of love When push comes to shove Shaking in the bedroom, covers on your head Cringing like a baby at the hand beneath the bed Phantom in the closet, scratching at the door The latest mystery killer that you saw on channel four When push comes to shove You're afraid of love Shaking in the garden, the fear within you grows Here there may be roses to punch you in the nose Twist their arms around you, slap you till you cry Wrap you in their sweet perfume and love you till I die When push comes to shove You're afraid of love [chorus]
from STEVE BERTONI (tnf) Mon 12 Nov 07 15:32
Stephen Bertoni writes: I was browsing the lyrics on the web pages. I was particularly interested in "When Push Comes to Shove", since I've always enjoyed that lyric and the "Here there may be" lines intrigued me. Anyway, I noticed the entire first verse of the song is missing. At least the first verse in the version from "In the Dark". Maybe the lyrics reflect the live version? I never heard it at a show, and I can't recall it from any show I have in my collection. I saw that editing of the web pages has been suspended for a few months now. But I thought you might want to add the first verse to the collection. Here it is: Shaking in the forest, what have you to fear? Here there may be tigers to punch you in the ear. Buzzards made of steel, bats carved out of brick. They knock you down and beat you up and give your ass a kick. I also wanted to mention how much I enjoy "The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics". Such fun to read! Thanks. Take care, Steve
David Gans (tnf) Mon 12 Nov 07 15:33
Steve - are you referring to the AGDL page? 'Cause we have the first verse here in the topic...
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Tue 13 Nov 07 07:20
AGDL has it too, with two annotations.
David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 24 Dec 13 10:48
Here's my blog post on dead.net about the song, in the "Greatest Stories Ever Told" feature space: http://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever- told-when-push-comes-shove Please feel free to login and comment on the dead.net site!
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