David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:24
No Left Turn Unstoned (Cardboard Cowboy) w&m: Lesh AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/ccow.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/NOLEFTTU.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 21:02
No Left Turn Unstoned (Cardboard Cowboy) Lyrics: Phil Lesh Music: Phil Lesh Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. When the cardboard cowboy dreams and his cornucopia Opens up the sky and blows my mind to the [colours of] [Far in bar rent shine] running beneath high trembling dove Leaving me transfixed and raving in the wake of the hammer blow On my way out of town I stumbled on the shards of a hungry [scream] And further up into the backdoor circle, where the [power and crystal sea] [Could this go rise by all allow brater] on the strength of an anguished sigh And a paranoid re-entry blanket flies sleeping on a sling shot ride As my patchwork [world/quilt] unravels, I ramble yes too high [From the looping antrobus with his magic meant so high] Shining out a masquerade from dawn to alpha plus Watching mashed potatoes dribble in the heat of reality's earth [For the intro doom from] running to him It wasn't ever so Turns the wall into the sky above me, there is no place to run
Back in Columbia Blue: (oilers1972) Fri 11 Sep 15 23:22
An underrated early Dead song. This sounds to me like a distillation of the Acid Tests--all of them.
David Gans (tnf) Sat 12 Sep 15 08:39
I love all these early songs.
Iceninedawg (icenine) Sun 13 Sep 15 10:42
Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 28 Feb 17 03:38
A post on the Grateful Dead Sources blog (<http://bit.ly/2m76tw1>) from the San Raphael Independent-Journal on 19 September 1966 includes the first three lines: When the cardboard cowboy dreams in his cornucopia Opens up the sky and sends my mind to the corners of The rainbow bridge unrolling beneath my trembling toes This does clear up the third line - though I hear the Dead singing "blows my mind" rather than "sends" in the second line. Maybe one day someone will turn up the full lyrics.
David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 28 Feb 17 09:51
Thanks, Alex! Hey, stranger things have happened.
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