David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 2 Sep 03 15:03
Comes A Time w: Hunter m: Garcia AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/come.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/COMESTIM.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 2 Sep 03 18:42
Comes A Time Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. Chorus: Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand Says "don't you see?" Gotta make it somehow On the dreams you still believe Don't give it up You got an empty cup Only love can fill Only love can fill Been walking all morning Went walking all night I can't see much difference Between the dark and light And I feel the wind And I taste the rain Never in my mind To cause so much pain [chorus] From day to day Just letting it ride You get so far away From how it feels inside You can't let go 'Cause you're afraid to fall But the day may come When you can't feel at all [chorus] Additional verse: When the words come out Like an angry stream You hear yourself say Things you could never mean When the heat goes down And you find your mind You got a lot of words You've got to stand behind
from DANA GARTENLAUB (tnf) Tue 16 Mar 04 19:05
L. Dana Gartenlaub writes: To the community: I specifically remember the song "Comes a Time" with the following verse sung as the SECOND verse: Words come out, in an angry stream Find yourself saying things you could never, ever mean When the heat cools down, and you've found your mind Got a lot of words you have to stand behind It makes more sense to me in the second verse position, and it would have to have been sometime from 1969 to 1971 at the Fillmore East, the University of Rochester, or the Buffalo concert with all the snow, with the Buffalo symphony. Anyone else have any input? Thanks, L. Dana Gartenlaub
David Gans (tnf) Tue 16 Mar 04 19:06
I remember that verse. The first time I heard the song was on a tape from the Harding Theater in SF 11/7/71, and that verse was in there.
not the neil young one (xian) Mon 3 May 04 09:13
I also think it was a good idea to cut it. It scans awkwardly compared to the other verses and the song is stronger and tighter without, though I love to hear variations and earlier takes, et.
Marked from the Day That I was Born (ssol) Sun 9 May 04 10:48
I dunno. I'm gonna keep the notion in my back pocket.
Tim Lynch (masonskids) Mon 12 May 14 09:01
Someone just posted this Rolling Stone article from 9/2/71 that talks about Lenny Hart getting busted... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=717520658293693&set=oa.101524154240797 69&type=1&theater After reading it, the first thing that crossed my mind was the lyrics to Comes a Time, especially the early versions with the original lyrics. It seems that the timing could be right. Do you think this song may have been inspired about Lenny burning the band and getting his just due?
Christian Crumlish (xian) Wed 17 Sep 14 18:53
never caught that "pouring" thing before but that's vintage Hunter. Also "went down unto the sea" which most people naturally hear as "under the sea"
David Gans (tnf) Wed 17 Sep 14 18:57
(Was that meant for the Bertha topic?)
Christian Crumlish (xian) Wed 17 Sep 14 19:01
yes, not sure how that happened!
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