Terrapin (Terrapin Station: Grateful Dead)


Inspiration, move me brightly
Light the song with sense and color, hold away despair
More than this I cannot ask, mixed with victories dark and vast
Statements just seem vain at last
Some rise, some fall, some climb to get to Terrapin

Counting stars by candlelight, all are dim save one that's bright
Spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best
From the northwest corner of a brand new crescent moon
Crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune: Terrapin Station
In the rising of the moon: Terrapin Station
And I know we'll be there soon
Terrapin! I can't figure out
Terrapin! If it's the end or beginning
Terrapin! But the train's put its brakes on
Terrapin! And the whistle is screaming