Friday, June 16, 2006

Rock Music Lyrics Friday: "China Cat Sunflower"

Welcome to our third installment of Rock Music Lyrics Friday! We're getting better at responding to these things – Rothfuss even chimed in last week from the Falklands or Mars or wherever the hell he is these days to take a crack at decoding those Poison wordsmiths. Rothfuss, will you be in the 7200 anytime soon? We have some World Cup to watch.

Anyhoo, since I'm pressed for time today I thought I'd just throw out a Robert Hunter / Grateful Dead tune and see what the 200 million come up with.

Grateful Dead (lyrics by Robert Hunter), China Cat Sunflower

Look for awhile at the
China Cat Sunflower
proud-walking jingle in the midnight sun
Copper-dome Bodhi drip a silver kimono
like a
crazy-quilt stargown
through a dream night wind

Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana
like a one-eyed
like a
diamond-eye Jack
A leaf of all colors plays
a golden string fiddle
to a
double-e waterfall over my back

Comic book colors on a violin river
Leonardo words
from out a silk
I rang a silent bell
beneath a shower of
in the
eagle wing palace
of the Queen Chinee


At 6:35 AM, Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Heaven help me, I'm just not that smart, Trout.

Now if you would post the lyrics to "Turning Japanese" or "I Feel Like a Woman" I might have a fighting chance...


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