Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

July 3, 2017

This year, I've posted far too many dirges and requiems on BrokeAndBroker.com Blog in memoriam of far too many terrorist attacks. How about we pretend that we've been transported to a parallel universe where the skies are blue and everyday is warm enough so that I can walk around in a loud Hawaiian shirt and shorts sipping endless margaritas? For now, enjoy a waltz down memory lane accompanied by a lilting tune from the Grateful Dead. A merry bit of nonsense to take us away from all the daily crapola we deal with. I hope it leaves your toes tapping and a smile on your face.

May y'all have a happy and healthy July 4th.

Bill Singer

The way the world should be.

The remastered studio version from 1970.

It's 1980, it's live and poignant.

Ukuleles and a Grateful Dead song. How can you not smile?

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken 
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care 
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow 

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men 

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow 
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow 

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home

Written by Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Hunter • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group