The Music Never Stopped

The Grateful Dead

There's mosquitoes on the river

Fish are rising up like birds

It's been hot for seven weeks now

Too hot to even speak now

Did you hear what I just heard?

Say, it might have been a fiddle

Or it could have been the wind

But there seems to be a beat now

I can feel it in my feet now

Listen here it comes again

There's a band out on the highway

They're high-stepping into town

It's a rainbow full of sound

It's fireworks, calliopes and clowns

Everybody's dancing

Come on children, come on children

Come on clap your hands

Sun went down in honey

And the moon came up in wine

You know stars were spinning dizzy

Lord the band kept us so busy

We forgot about the time

They're a band beyond description

Like Jehovah's favourite choir

People joining hand in hand

While the music plays the band

Lord they're setting us on fire

Crazy rooster crowing midnight

Balls of lightning roll along

Old men sing about their dreams

Women laugh and children scream

And the band keeps playing on

Keep on dancing through to daylight

Greet the morning air with song

No one's noticed but the band's all packed and gone

Was it ever here at all?

But they kept on dancing

Come on children, come on children

Come on clap your hands

Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday

And the corn's a bumper crop

And the fields are full of dancing

Full of singing and romancing

The music never stopped