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What do you feel is the meaning of the Grateful Dead song "Scarlet Begonias"?


  1. *RED* says:

    …all life is uncertain when it will die…
    …live your life well making your own choices…
    …to follow someone else’s dream gives you nothing in return…
    …move on…

    …edit…thanks ross…

  2. luciloo26 says:

    Like all of their songs, it means they’re doped up and can’t play in tune.

  3. ross says:

    Every experience is perfectly designed to teach us what we need to know.( It’s our own bias that calls it easy or hard.)

    for non-deadheads

    As I was walkin’ round Grosvenor Square
    Not a chill to the winter
    but a nip to the air
    From the other direction
    she was calling my eye
    It could be an illusion
    but I might as well try
    Might as well try.

    She had rings on her fingers and
    bells on her shoes,
    And I knew without askin’ she was
    into the blues
    Scarlet begonias
    tucked into her curls
    I knew right away
    she was not like other girls–
    other girls

    In the thick of the evening
    when the dealing got rough
    She was too pat to open and
    too cool to bluff
    As I picked up my matches and
    was closing the door
    I had one of those flashes:
    I’d been there before–
    been there before.

    I ain’t often right
    but I’ve never been wrong
    It seldom turns out the way
    it does in the song
    Once in a while
    you get shown the light
    in the strangest of places
    if you look at it right

    Well there ain’t nothin’ wrong
    with the way she moves
    Or scarlet begonias or a
    touch of the blues
    And there’s nothing wrong with
    the love that’s in her eye
    I had to learn the hard way
    to let her pass by–
    let her pass by

    The wind in the willows played Tea for Two
    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue
    Strangers stopped strangers
    just to shake their hand
    Everybody’s playing
    in the Heart of Gold Band
    Heart of Gold Band

  4. lrnttpivi... says:

    This is my favorite dead song, it can be seen many ways,what do feel the meaning of the song is>that is a kind of song i never heard even today,<DEAD>IS NOT MATTER TO ME!>BUT should be know and must ADMIT,its never happen without any one exploded them to the air!so for me if there something to say!its to 72 for spreading a lot.without any common things that is kind of example as good deed!of you72>its something that has been done actually by you!and i think that you have also the same amount of stories to tell to save your self!.i only have you against US!…PS!LIKE THEY SAID YOUR SELF DEF FENCE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE

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