Grateful Dead — Ripple
Album: American Beauty
Avg rating:
7.8

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Released: 1970
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you
If I knew the way I would take you home

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 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
 

That about sums up this song!
This song goes on and on.  Not good.  
Album: American Beauty
Released: 1970
Last play: Apr 23, 2018
Plays in last 30 days: 8252   <----- cool
If I listen to this song a lot, will that make me a hippy, or is it the other way around?
This is the 2nd time I heard this song this Friday morning! 

Yeah baby.  
 bobcanna1 wrote:
Can never get enough dead ..... come on, open up your small minds people!

 
{#Iamwithstupid}

I also like the GD although I'm not (or wasn't) a Dead Head....oh I wish I could have toured with the band back in the day....totally different life, eh?

As far as telling folks to "open up (their) small minds" well....that might not be the most persuasive argument style.  And really, with an average rating of just under 8 with 2,000 ratings....this might be the highest rated GD tune.  Besides, other than explaining why something is "10-Godlike vs 01-Sucko-Barfo" and maybe pointing out a few things about how the track was made, etc., I really don't think any of us can influence someone's taste/rating much more than a point. 

This one's a 9-Outstanding to me.  LONG LIVE RP and PEACE OUT


Can never get enough dead ..... come on, open up your small minds people!
 treatment_bound wrote:

Never been to a live Dead show...do the gals all look like this?
 
Breath deep long enough and they do.
Was never a Deadhead.  Didn't dislike them.  Liked Uncle John's Farm and a few others, but just did not get the fascination at all  Then I heard this song used in the last episode of Freaks and Geeks of all places, and I was intrigued.  Bought American Beauty.  Wow!  Bought the album before and after it, heard a few concerts people had recorded.  Kind of get it now.
 MTboy wrote:
Can't wait until the Dead are really dead.

 
What a nasty person you are. Explains the state of the world.
The whole of this album is just the best summer chillin music
 idiot_wind wrote:
Oh my...to hear this song live and see the women dance.  

 
Never been to a live Dead show...do the gals all look like this?

Love it
Oh my...to hear this song live and see the women dance.  
ah yes, it is that back to school time of year
Hell, on a sunny afternoon, after a few beers, this is just such an awesome song. Best way to enjoy it! Pour yourself one, sit in the sun and just unwind. It's the best therapy in the universe.
American Schlager, some might say.