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RIPPLE BY Ripple Words by Robert Hunter music by Jerry Garcia 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 Its a hand-me-down the thoughts are broken Perhaps theyre better left unsung I dont know dont really care Let there be songs to fill the air Chorus 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 Chorus You who choose to lead must follow But if you fall you fall alone If you should stand then whos to guide you If I knew the way I would take you home Some people live their entire lives merely existing rather than living Hennery David Thoreau first said this Some people get up go to work and go to sleep their life becomes a blind round of habit The song Ripple by Robert Hunter uses heavy symbolism and challenges people to be individuals and follow their dreams on the road less traveled Everyday people are cruising down the simple highway at top speed theyre too afraid of failing to follow their dreams so they stay on the reliable route It isnt until after its too late that they regret not pursuing their dreams In Ripple Hunter warns listeners of the simple highway he encourages fans to take the road less traveled he does warn that it may not be
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