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Althea

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I told althea I was feeling lost
Lacking in some direction
Althea told me upon scrutiny
My back might need protection

I told althea that treachery
Was tearin me limb from limb
Althea told me: Now cool down boy -
Settle back easy jim

You may be saturday's child all grown
Moving with a pinch of grace
You may be a clown in the burying ground
Or just another pretty face
You may be the fate of ophelia
Sleeping and perchance to dream -
Honest to the point of recklessness
Self centered to the extreme

Ain't nobody messin with you but you
Your friends are getting most concerned -
Loose with the truth
Maybe it's your fire
But baby...don't get burned
When the smoke has cleared, she said,
That's what she said to me:
You're gonna want a bed to lay your head
And a little sympathy

There are things you can replace
And others you cannot
The time has come to weigh those things
This space is getting hot -
You know this space is getting hot

I told althea
I'm a roving sign -
That I was born to be a bachelor -
Althea told me: Ok that's fine -
So now I'm out trying to catch her

Can't talk to me without talking to you
We're guilty of the same old thing
Talking a lot about less and less
And forgetting the love we bring


Writer/s: Félix Leclerc / Robert Hunter

Althea de Grateful Dead

This song appears in 17 albums


Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2017

30 Days of Dead 2015 (Live)
2016

The Best of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead
2015

Fare Thee Well (Live 7/5/15)
2015

30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (1965-1995)
2015

Complete Road Trips
2014

Complete Studio Albums Collection
2014

Live Albums Collection
2013

Complete Live Rarities Collection
2013

Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 4: 4/5/82 - 4/6/82 (Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 4: 5/6/80 (Penn State University, State College, PA) & 5/7/80 (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
2010

Download Series Vol. 7: 9/30/80 (Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA) & 9/4/80 (Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 32: 8/7/82 (Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI)
2004

Grateful Dead Go to Nassau - May 15 & 16, 1980
2002

Dick's Picks Vol. 6: 10/14/83 (Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT)
1996

Without a Net
1990

Go to Heaven
1980
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