In memoria di Jerry Garcia: Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey

Il 9 agosto 1995, moriva il geniale Jerry Garcia. In suo ricordo vi posto il brano dei Grateful Dead, Touch of Grey. Leggi il testo e guarda il video.

Jerry Garcia è stato un chitarrista, cantante e compositore, frontman dei Greateful Dead, uno dei maggiori gruppi musicali di rock psichedelico statunitense.

Jerome John Garcia, alias Jerry Garcia, (Oakland, 1º agosto 1942 – Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, 9 agosto 1995), miscelava nel suo stile il folk, il country, il blues ed il bluegrass.

Attorno ai Grateful Dead nacque una sorta di culto; alcuni loro fan, chiamati Deadhead, seguirono il gruppo in concerto per anni, vivendo di fatto come nomadi in onore della loro devozione verso “the Dead” (Fonte Wikipedia).

Jerry morì per attacco di cuore, mentre si trovava nel centro di riabilitazione dalle droghe Serenity Knolls in California,

La rivista Rolling Stone, ha classificato Garcia al 13° posto, nella lista dei migliori chitarristi di sempre.

Certamente la sua musica non è di facile ascolto, ma è notevole la grande improvvisazione, a cui veniva dato spazio nei concerti.

Il brano Touch Of Grey, è contenuto nell’ album In The Dark dei Greateful Dead, del 1987.

Testo: Greateful Dead – Touch Of Grey

It must be getting early, clocks are running late
Paint-by-number morning sky looks so phony
Dawn is breaking everywhere, light a candle, curse the glare
Draw the curtains, I don’t care ‘cause it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

I see you’ve got your list out, say your piece and get out
Guess I get the gist of it, but it’s alright
Sorry that you feel that way, the only thing there is to say
Every silver lining’s got a touch of grey

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

It’s a lesson to me
The Ables and the Bakers and the C’s
The ABC’s we all must face
Try to keep a little grace

It’s a lesson to me
The Deltas and the East and the Freeze
The ABC’s we all think of
And try to wean a little love

I know the rent is in arrears, the dog has not been fed in years
It’s even worse than it appears, but it’s alright
Cow is giving kerosene, kid can’t read at seventeen
The words he knows are all obscene, but it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

The shoe is on the hand it fits, there’s really nothing much to it
Whistle through your teeth and spit ‘cause it’s alright
Oh well, a touch of grey kinda suits you anyway
And that was all I had to say and it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by
We will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by

Video Youtube: Grateful Dead – Touch Of Grey

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