Lazy Lightnin'
Lyrics: John Perry Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing
Recorded on:
Kingfish (studio 1976)
Kingfish: In Concert 3/4/1976 (King Biscuit Flower Hour)
Dick's Picks Vol 20 25/9/1976

First played by Bob Weir with Kingfish but then played regularly with the Grateful Dead between 1976 and 1984. Always followed by Supplication.
First performance by the Dead: June 3, 1976, at the Paramount Theater, Portlant, Oregon.



Lazy lightning
That sleepy fire in your eyes
Is that desire in disguise
I keep on trying but I
I can't get through

Lazy lightning
I'd like to find the proper potion
To try to capture your emotion
You're right beside me but I
I can't get through

You're a loop of lazy lightning
Just a loop of lazy lighting
Must admit you're kind of frightening
But you really get me high

So exciting
When I hear your velvet thunder
You seem so near I start to wonder
Would you come closer if I
If I asked you to

So inviting
The way you're messing with my reason
It's an obsession but it's pleasing
Tell me a lie and I will swear
I will swear it's true

You're a loop of lazy lightning
Liquid loop of lazy lightning
Must admit you're kind of frightening
You're a loop of lazy lightning

Rope of fire round my heart (lightning)
Rope of fire ever tightening
Rope of fire round my heart (tightening)
Come on come on lazy lightning

You're a loop of lazy lightning

Lazy lightning
You say you never start the same place
I want a double dose in any case
I'd fly a kite if I thought
Thought that would do

Here's to lightning
Well you always electrify me
Someday I know you'll satisfy me
And all that lightning will be
My lightning too

Loop of lazy lightning
(My lightning too)


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