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Grateful Dead – Attics Of My Life lyrics

In the attics of my life, full of cloudy dreams unreal.
Full of tastes no tongue can know, and lights no eyes can see.
When there was no ear to hear, you sang to me.

I have spent my life seeking all that's still unsung.
Bent my ear to hear the tune, and closed my eyes to see.
When there was no strings to play, you played to me.

In the book of loves own dream, where all the print is blood.
Where all the pages are my days, and all the lights grow old.
When I had no wings to fly, you flew to me, you flew to me.

In the secret space of dreams, where I dreaming lay amazed.
When the secrets all are told, and the petals all unfold.
When there was no dream of mine, you dreamed of me.

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    A beautiful, poetic song. There's a lot of imagery here, surrealism. I'm particularly touched by the positive message conveyed in lines such as "when I had no wings to fly, you flew to me,... you... flew to me." The melody fits the poetry of this song so well, I get goose bumps every time I hear it. The Grateful Dead surprised a lot of us when they sang such beautiful harmonies and were able to come up with such a deep and meaningful song. Unfortunately they weren't able to reproduce it live very well at all. A true work of art not known by many.
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