from uncle johns band-
"Beggars tomb" is the name
of the symbolic silver mine where the spiritual wealth of being at one with
is shared with anyone who will " call the tune."
This is one of the experiences i had at phil.
I SAW beggars tomb.
The spiritual zen poetery of robert hunter is astonishingly religious sometimes
i just finished listening to Unbroken chain
.....strangely enough i got a vision in my head of
what the song is about.
what i saw, was Jesus sitting in dispair in his
jail cell the night before his crucifixication (doood ive never even written
that word before.)
listening for someone to come rescue him,trying to understand the secret
reason G-d has forsaken him.
trying to break the chain that binds him while looking up through the
window at the rain about midnnight,
lamenting about having had such compassion for his fellow man, only to be
crucified for it
or something like that...
ps dont let this freak you just some thoughtful contemplation
aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....you're freakin' me out.
And they think I'm nuts !!!!
Take more acid and decode more songs for us.
Frank, did you go to school in Newark?
Are you the FRANK I know?
I DO indeed dig your profile pic!!! Seems like with all those stubs, there's more than one ho-for-phil amongst us...
and, of course, now you MUST tell us the origins of *coco*
YOW!! Scchmegg's lookin' good.
BUSTED! If your a ho, Im a first rate slut!
Coco is just one of my nick names. It stems from my last name, which no one could pronounce correctly so everyone pretty much called me "coco". But you can call me Fred, and I'll know who you are talking too.
Frank, sorry for thinking I knew you (email settled that one). Ill do my best to find the "other" frank and try to introduce you too.
"crucifixication"...isn't that a cd by the Chili Peppers?
Man, I thought I knew the meaning to every Dead lyric before I read Noah's insightful interpretations of UJB and Unbroken Chain, respectively. If what he said is true, I am going to stop taking acid and listening to the Dead/Phil/Ratdog and start going to church!
listening to the dead IS CHURCH!!!
I understand and agree with you, 630littlebride, but if one wants to look at the Dead's lyrics as a kind of religious canon, then one must recognize that all canons, such as the bible, consist of stories that are used to teach lessons about, and provide guidance toward, a common end that presumably is to be achieved by all who read and listen from it. With respect to the bible, that end can be called "heaven" or "paradise" or whatever. Noah's assertion is little more than one interpretation of their lyrics, and it is an interpretation with inherently religious undertones. I'm not so sure about it, but to each his own, huh?