David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:36
Standing On The Corner w&m: Grateful Dead LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/STANDOCO.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 20:19
Standing On The Corner Lyrics: Grateful Dead Music: Grateful Dead Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. I was standing on the corner, wondering what's become of me I was standing on the corner, wondering what's become of me Well things don't seem to be the way they used to seem to be I think I'll go up on a mountain, I'll fling myself off into space I think I'll go up on a mountain, I'll fling myself off into space I'm not doing it because I'm desperate, I'm just trying to save some space If you ask me what my name is, I'll just stop and scratch my head If you ask me what my name is, I'll just stop and scratch my head Well they took away my name and gave me a number instead Well all the things I used to know seem so far behind There's a lot of new things that are running around my mind
Alex Allan (alexallan) Sun 24 Oct 04 02:49
This from Chris Wallis: "in the version of Standing on the Corner played on 7/29/66 in Vancouver, the final verse is different: If you ask me what I'm doing, I can't answer right If you ask me what I'm doing, I can't answer right Seems like nothin' ever changes, and nothing's gonna turn out right "Most pessimistic Dead song ever?"
David A. Mason (mntnwolf) Mon 25 Oct 04 19:42
Nope -- Death Don't HNM is more pessimistic that that! And so, to me, is the famous Wharf Rat...
neil (nlg) Tue 26 Oct 04 13:24
I kind of think of songs like those as gritty, darkly real, but hardly pessimistic. Just a reflection of part of our consensual reality. And the primary song at issue in this topic follows a well-traversed blues theme. It's Americana, pure and simple.
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