Salt Lake City (Bob Weir)


It was a paradise for lizards
When young Brigham saw it first.
Said "I seen some nasty deserts, Lord,
But this one here's the worst."

The Lord told down to Brigham
Said I got a great idea.
I want a mighty city,
And I think I want it here.

Salt Lake City,
A town a righteousness and fame.
Salt Lake City,
Doesn't sound like much but hell, what's in a name.
Nobody ever sings about it,
But I'll be going there just the same.

Salt Lake City,
Where it's so easy keepin straight.
Salt Lake City,
Really makes Des Moines look second rate.
Ain't makin no big deal about it,
But I hear them Mormon girls are really great.

Salt Lake City,
Hey dig that Tabernacle Choir.
Salt Lake City,
Hey they may be bound to take you higher, higher, higher, higher.
Ain't no two ways about it, Lord,
You know they really light my fire.

Well Brigham kicked a Prairie Dog,
And muttered in his beard.
Said "You put me through some changes, Lord,
But this one's really weird."

Lord just laughed at Brigham,
Said "You better get to work.
Next time I check in here,
I want paradise on Earth."

Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City,
Where Brigham made the desert bloom.
Salt Lake City,
Plasma TV in every room.
And they got them crazy Mormon chicks,
I gotta be going there real soon.

Salt Lake City,
Hey feel that magic in the air y'all now.
Salt Lake City,
You know I kinda like it there y'all now.
Salt Lake City,
Yes you know that's where I'm bound bound.
Salt Lake City,
I'm goin down to Salt Lake town yeah.