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Grateful Dead – He's Gone lyrics

Rat in a drain ditch, caught on a limb, you know better but I know him.
Like I told you, what I said, steal your face right off your head.

Now hes gone, now hes gone, lord hes gone, hes gone.
Like a steam locomotive, rollin down the track
Hes gone, gone, nothins gonna bring him back... Hes gone.

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride, hot as a pistol but cool inside.
Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!

Now hes gone, now hes gone lord hes gone, hes gone.
Like a steam locomotive, rollin down the track
Hes gone, gone, nothins gonna bring him back... Hes gone.

Goin where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.
Lost one round but the price wasnt anything,
A knife in the back and more of the same.

Same old, rat in a drain ditch, caught on a limb,
You know better but I know him.
Like I told you, what I said,
Steal your face right off your head.

Now hes gone, now hes gone lord hes gone, hes gone.
Like a steam locomotive, rollin down the track
Hes gone, gone, nothins gonna bring him back... Hes gone.

Ooh, nothins gonna bring him back.



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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 4:44 am
    Only the grateful dead know what the song truly means, and I'm sure over the years the meaning has changed for them. I think its about anything in your life that can be taken away or vanishes. Just like that. No questions no answers just gone. I. E. A house, car, lives in your life, your freedom, your soul. Anything that you see in your life that has meaning or is important.
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    UnregisteredMay 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    The meaning may not be about money today but it is a fact that the original meaning of this song was about lenny hart - (the rat)-mickey's father running away n never coming back (like steam locomotive. Hes gone.) after mickey told jerry it wasnt a good idea (like I told ya. You know better but I know him) but jerry being the awesome person he was didn't let it bother him to much (all theres left to do is smile).
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    mgbdeadJul 13, 2009 at 6:25 am
    Smudge steal your face right off yourhead referrs to how slick mickey "s father was in ripping off the Dead remember he was "hot as a pistol but cool inside" cold bastard wasn't he? he stole the moneyand took off meanwhile the band figures its better than him staying around putting another knife in their backs. all they can do is "smile smile" irony of the whole thing is the band made much more money from the song then Mickey's father ever stole!

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