Also the familiar name of a Grateful Dead song dedicated to Neal Cassidy and the Merry Pranksters. Also dedicated to Owsley AKA Bear, the famous LSD chemist.

The song is also seen as somewhat prophetic due to the Garcia line, "He has to die, you know he had to die," which Garcia latter did in life.

First recorded on "Anthem of the Sun"
Full song title is "That's It For The Other One"

Words and music by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Bill Kreutzmann



Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing

the song is comprised of several different sections including:


"Cryptical Envelopment"

The other day they waited,
the sky was dark and faded,
Solemnly they stated,
"He has to die, you know he has to die."
All the children learnin',
from books that they were burnin',
Every leaf was turnin',
to watch him die,
you know he had to die.

The summer sun looked down on him,
His mother could but frown on him,
And all the other sound on him,
He had to die, you know he had to die.

"Quodlibet for tenderfeet": Instrumental

"The Faster We Go The Rounder We Get: aka part 2 or the Other One

Spanish lady come to me, she lays on me this rose.
It rainbow spirals round and round,
It trembles and explodes
It left a smoking crater of my mind,
I like to blow away.
But the heat came round and busted me
For smilin on a cloudy day

Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, comin' around in a circle
Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, in a circle,
Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, in a circle.

Escapin' through the lily fields
I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded
Left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on
That's when it all began
There was cowboy Neal
At the wheel
Of a bus to never-ever land
Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, comin' around
Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, comin' around
Comin', comin', comin' around, comin' around, comin' around

"We Leave the Castle" aka reprise of Cryptical Envelopment

And when the day had ended, with rainbow colors blended,
Their minds remained unbended,
He had to die, oh, you know he had to die.

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