ended. that will not forsake me This often reminds me of Garcia's reply to a question about what he practices before shows. excerpt from the webpage: After dark fell, I sat alone on the roof, fifteen stories high, of a building in Soho commanding a I have been told that the story appeared in the preface To start, a Terrapin is actually NOT a turtle OR a tortoise, it is it's own separate species. The introduction to the song, the story, tells us that the "storyteller makes no choice", and reminds us that he is only the storyteller, not a spiritual master, and warns us that his story will eventually end, like all of our stories. down in Carlisle he loved a lady And with that, Hunter is off—into a song that only hints at its subject, the destination we will all arrive at, with a verse that evokes the early night sky and the atmosphere of singing insects so vividly for so many listeners, that I am sure I am not the only one who, every time I see a young moon, sings to myself “brand-new crescent moon…” and looks for Venus in close proximity if the time of day is right. You could also look at it as another path to Terrapin, not the path of the story teller, sailor, and soldier, but the path of one who did not follow the Muse or try to climb up to Terrapin, but fell low and dark only to suddenly break into the light of Terrapin. In his text book, Turbo Pascal 4.0/5.0, Walter statements just seem vain at last A great plume of smoke continues to rise from the site of the devastation. But is this not the globe, the elephant and the The Sun exists in outer space With these lyrics, inspiration is asked for and, in my mind, the songwriter gets distracted and looks up. At a Siding: Two flats, no "key" per se, modulates back to D in anticipation of the Terrapin reprise. But it plays a crucial role lyrically, at least as I listen to the piece. Picks, Dead However, despite such automatic association, the word “terrapin” has nothing to do with a Latin root word—it comes to us from Algonquian, a native American language, generally spoken in the geographic range stretching from the northeastern coast of North America to the Rocky Mountains. Terrapin Station is the ninth studio album by the Grateful Dead, released July 27, 1977.It was the first Grateful Dead album on Arista Records and the first studio album after the band returned to live touring, following a nearly two-year hiatus.. posted on his Twilight Astronomy Landscapes page. It seems to me that a story about William James or Bertrand I had my guitar in hand and felt moved to sing "Terrapin Station" to the City. in hopes he will come back Here’s the plan—each week, I will blog about a different song, focusing, usually, on the lyrics, but also on some other aspects of the song, including its overall impact—a truly subjective thing. Above it says "Next week: all the rest of it" but gives no clue how to find it. Terrapin Station I didn't know about the Algonquin etymology before. a rare and different tune, Terrapin Station or the beginning" to the last two paragraphs of this excerpt). and I know we'll be there soon, Terrapin - I can't figure out tracks, Homer begins the Iliad: "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus...", Hesiod: "Pierian Muses whose songs glorify, hither! view at the western edge of the Sun as the corona disappears. The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes, was asked what the elephant rested on; to which his answer (I’ll consider requests for particular songs—just private message me!). By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Grateful Dead based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the. Terrapin Station is my fave Dead song as it is a sprawling exercise in symphonic/choral prog-rock. So, there are many times when the early night sky will contain a new crescent moon, with Venus hovering beautifully just to its upper left, or "northwest" corner. All very Book of the Dead! the solid extended parts; and if he were demanded, what is interest, a crescent moon follows a new moon (which can only be seen during Both stories have the same "punch line", but differ in that the Master was Anniversary, Dave's There I found the following exchange of information: Outlines of Chinese Symbolism and Art Motives by C.A.S. earth also wanted something to bear it up) but thought of Apparently that "rare and different tune" those "crickets and cicadas" are singing resonates back to Socrates' time. Estimated Prophet Lyrics: 9. The temperature drops in the coolness of the Moon's shadow. Maybe very wrongly. I immediately saw the main story of Terrapin Station as a classical description of the hero's journey on the path of individuation and, thereby, enlightenment, as described by Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and many others. Unlike a turtle, which lives primarily in salt water, or a tortoise, which lives exclusively on land, terrapins live half in water and half on land, and they live in brackish water, meaning where salt water and fresh water meet. $100, Over This in turn seems to be an echo of comments by John Locke To me, it starts out the same way and is basically the same thing I said about Lady with a Fan. Terrapin station - lady with a fan Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme, suggesting rhythm, That will not forsake you, till my tale is told and done. The 1st 2 steps of the individuation process, e.g. that it was the person filling the niche of student who enlightened the Company, Stickers & This is a tale for those that are already comfortable with their authentic selves, those that have allowed their egos to be stripped to the bones, and are still dancing (dancing skeletons). and not disaster, The sailor coming out again have little knowledge in astronomy, I decided to do a wee bit of research Tommt from Flower Mound Texas 1978 I got 15 8 tracks for a penny one of the was Zepplin Houses of the holy, I traded it for Terrapin Station. react accordingly. Maybe it is only a stop (or a cycle of stops) on the bigger Journey. Soon, full soon, till things we've never seen Grateful Dead Lyrics "Terrapin Station: Lady With A Fan" Let my inspiration flow in token lines suggesting rhythm that will not forsake me till my tale is told and done While the firelight's aglow strange shadows in the flames will grow hold away despair What a treat! Ross, Constraints on Variables in Syntax (published by Ablex version however, it was in the shadow of the moon this word substance, he needed not to have been at the A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) Décor, Long All First performance: February 26, 1977, at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California. First off, let’s think for a second about the word “Terrapin” itself. make me stop. During this so called "research" one particular site caught my eye. beginning of A Brief History Of Time. 1172 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 | (716) 874-6677 Hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 6pm to a dissertation written at MIT in about 1969, by J. R. (Haj) of the song. in about 1979), but I haven't been able to verify it. According to Cirlot's Dictionary of Symbols: The Encyclopedia of Religion has an entry earth is a ball which rotates around it has a very convincing ring to it, Mr inquired James politely. It was the name given to the museum that was never built, meant to house the Dead’s archives and provide a performance and experience space. and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN, While you were gone I can't figure out, Terrapin, if it's the end or beginning, Terrapin, But the train's put it's brakes on, Terrapin, And the whistle is screaming, TERRAPIN. Anyway, I just thought I'd chime in for kicks. I really enjoyed seeing them do the whole suite a couple of times; probably my favorite of their vast repertoire. Also each of our incarnations seem to be a slow long haul through time. Majestic!! will risk uncertain pains of Hell? The gorgeous short melody to which the words are set seems to drip with that sense, which perhaps only Garcia’s voice could contain, that there are mysteries with which one might not really want to be acquainted. ------------------------------------ ", "You're a very clever man, Mr. James, and that's a very good question," One reason I moved out here was that I spent a few months in Nepal back in the 80s, the height of my GD years. I also like Donna's singing and the way Bob Weir kinda owns side A. What source does Hendrickson give? Trying to reply to the Jungian guy below, but won't seem to let me. trouble to find an elephant to support it, and a tortoise was involved in some kind of sacrilege, singing like this in the face of all that had gone down - the wind (Official Music Video) Garcia intentionally uses only a fragment does not because the moon's orbit is slightly tilted. But it is also bittersweet. The one final thing I can say about the Grateful Dead is that the one thing that kept them going over all those years wasn't the Dead Heads, the money, or even the music itself, but the fact that, once the Grateful Dead found the One, they never lost it, and no matter how elusive or fragmentary, the One also never lost the music. Ed. writes: And William Blake's "To the Evening Star": On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes Terrapin with the Berkeley Symphony was the highlight for me at the Greek on 8/1. Coming from Norway not so well into US English language I always interpreted "terrapin" in the direction of "therapy". This led me to consult the famous archive of difficult reference questions, "If your theory is correct, madam," he asked, "what does this turtle my hands - reminding me of the storm in which I first composed the words I now sang. Terrapin station - lady with a fan Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme, suggesting rhythm, That will not forsake you, till my tale is told and done. Here you go!!! The use of the symbols of turtles, tadpoles, bull frogs, sea shells are all employed in the supplication of rain by the Pueblo people of the desert southwest. In Hawking's It's heaps of fun and greatly appreciated. Meaning of Truth, he wrote: There's no snappy retort about "turtles all the way down" in But we only rest at Terrapin Station for a moment, just as it is with any transpersonal experience. I have included a short He explicitly then states that he will only ask for those gifts, and no more. The terra-Terrain corrolation is really interesting, especially considering the turtles-all-the-way-down story. Book II, Chapter XIII, Section 19: And that's been one helluva thing to both witness and of which to have been a distant, singular part. earth also wanted something to bear it up) but thought of strategy was his strength saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, There are some interesting aspects to this song. As I pursued my Ph.D. in psychology, with a special emphasis on archetypes, through the 90's, and continued to see Jerry play live as often as possible, the archetypal symbolism in Hunter's lyrics, the living mythology in our culture, and the profound spirituality available in our gatherings became more and more obvious to me. Because every time you do, you are stepping into an unpredictable experience. There's no snappy retort about "turtles all the way down" in & Company, Under finding the authentic ego behind the Persona, and illuminating the Shadow and embracing it to find the gifts from the Gods are skipped in this tale. supports accidents. See Alex Allan's site for Hunter's realization of a completion of the cycle, "Return To Terrapin. I had meant to mention briefly how to locate the "northwest" quadrant of the moon. Totality has Russell cannot first have been told in 1969. states that. With Grateful Dead lyrics, there’s always a new and different take on what they bring up for each listener, it seems. The Anima is the yin/feminine nature in the psyche of men that quite literally provides the "Inspiration" and purpose for the quest. "Daybreak on the Land" If he survived the battle and the war he would bring back the Turtle Dance upon returning to home. colour or weight inheres, he would have nothing to say, but I never understood the only "Alhambra" when it is commonly also known as "At a Siding". I wondered if I Amid the glow I seem to trace of Nature seems still and quiet for this brief moment of daytime darkness. I have been told that the story appeared in the preface More significant however is the use of an outside (read: non-Grateful Dead) producer. Also the dancers will wear bandoliers of shells to create the same effect. Earth when the Moon's shadow is cast upon the Earth. felt for the lost loved ones and for the healing of this magnificent and resilient City. In the shadow of the moon, terrapin station. in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), In Hawking's Simple for me. till my tale is told and done, While the firelight's aglow And the lion glares thr' the dun forest: exception of "Amagamalin Street." Terrapin Station in the shadow of the moon Terrapin Station and I know we'll be there soon Terrapin - I can't figure out Terrapin - if it's an end or the beginning Terrapin - but the train's got its brakes on and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN AT A SIDING While you were gone these spaces filled with darkness The obvious was hidden In the shadow of the moon, terrapin station. Daytime flower (Oct. 1904), at 472; reprinted as chapter III of The and a girl is standing there, Eyes alight with glowing hair And wash the dusk with silver. In "Humanism and Truth", Mind 13 (N.S. Meaning of Truth, he wrote: When you hear the words “spiral light of Venus,” what comes to mind? blocked by the Moon. Although a new moon happens every month, a solar eclipse Terrapin Station Suite Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter A suite written by Robert Hunter. ): 457 the World Trade Center, some fifteen blocks away, where the sky is bright with floodlight illuminating the supporting itself? it that solidity and extension adhere in, he would not be The darkness of totality resembles nighttime, and plants and animals to support his elephant: the word substance would have done Stephen Hawking tells more or less the same story at the will seem familiar, Shadows of a sailor forming conveying uncertainty about the entire endeavor of arriving at Terrapin. Again, a reflection of the context of the times, I think. Also of Strange Trip, Pacific Northwest To this one verse I owe so many moments of sublime appreciation of the natural world. Please note that Savitch attributes this story to J. R. Ross, "Constraints on adapted from a book called Eclipse by Bryan Brewer. The story starts with the Call to the Quest made by the Anima, or The Lady with A Fan. There are varieties of religious experiences here on earth $30, $30 - From the northwest corner BTW, I read David Dodd's posts each week while listening to "The Grateful Dead Hour" on WFUV in NYC. I was my first dead album and still my favorite album ever by anyone. ??? Every time this lyric is heard, the individual mind is called to consider what path was taken to reach Terrapin in that moment. sky either partially or totally covered by the Moon. Each of us can bring imagery to mind, certainly, when we close our eyes while listening to this portion of the suite—but I am very curious to know about the experience of others who close their eyes to see. all are dim but one is bright: Terrapin Station (example being the comparison of the line "If it's an end ... Had the poor Indian philosopher (who imagined that the more satisfying. I hope to back in the good ol' USA at some point, for good or ill. At least I'm not missing Furthur, since they're on hiatus. After all, some rise, some fall to get there. and not to master, Since the end is never told in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), I have also included the basics just in case your If you consider the face of the moon as viewed from earth as a flat circle, and divide it into quadrants (four pieces of pie in total), then the upper left quadrant is the northwest--just like on a compass. this word substance, he needed not to have been at the Since ingesting large amounts of LSD can instantly disintegrate the protective walls of defenses the ego has built, it is entirely possible that too much will be seen too fast. Jerry Garcia set the first part to music and performed it with the Grateful Dead. The journey of the soul. I do not know if this idea has The poet promises not to ask for more than this gift, of being allowed to tell a story that will come alive for his readers, and that in doing so he may remain confident, unbowed. The obvious was hidden But it plays a crucial role lyrically, at least as I listen to the piece. The suite, as recorded on Terrapin Station, concludes its lyrical portion (excepting the big choral refrain) with “At a Siding.” Of all the live performances, the band never played this one live with lyrics, though there is a note of an instrumental performance. was- a great tortoise: but being again pressed to know what The album reached No. once gave a public lecture on astronomy. Terrapin Station, Part 1 Lyrics: 5. As I sang, a powerful wind blew up very suddenly - wind so strong it threatened to rip my guitar out of Here's a beautiful picture of a crescent moon with Venus nearby, taken by Tom Polakis, and On the face of it, it’s just a turtle. ", John Whitehead has written a wonderful parody of the song: "Turingtest Program.". For instance, when I hear the word, I hear that root “terra” right away—the word for our home planet, named for the Roman goddess of earth, corresponding to the Greek goddess Gaia. William James did write at least once about turtles and 1977, 50th supporting itself? Vergil's Aeneid borrows from Homer, and begins in the same fashion ("I sing Maybe that's one of the ties that bind us as we travel the cycles of the wheel of life, death, and rebirth. I've never been a big fan of the cute dancing bears, or the slightly less ubiquitous dancing turtles, but what the heck...other than the cartoon cuteness, the animal symbols themselves work for me. footnote for these lines in Clyde Pharr's edition of Vergil's Aeneid shows (www.earthview.com/resources/glossary.htm). falling - I stood and edged around to the other side of the roof, still singing, to the corner of the roof facing Submitted by wilfredtjones on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 18:08, https://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stori…, Found it using the date, under 'Archive-GSET', https://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-terrapin-station, Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Terrapin Station". we pay the teller off in gold Terrapin station. The symbol is weighty, and in using the word “terrapin,” which (falsely) evokes “terra,” we get a sense of double planetary significance, just from the word itself coupled with its archetypal symbology. Terrapin Station. The Terrapin Station Suite’s second part, “Terrapin Station,” begins, as did the first, with an invocation. Collection, Dead & 1976) 3rd Rev. The soldier, relying on logic ("being much too wise"), overthinks the situation and misses his opportunity. "But what does this second turtle stand on?" Terrapin Station marks several milestones for the Grateful Dead: it was the band's first studio album in two years, as well as their return to a major label -- in this case Arista Records. Terrapin Station in the shadow of the moon Terrapin Station and I know we'll be there soon Terrapin - I can't figure out Terrapin - if it's an end or the beginning Terrapin - but the train's got its brakes on and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN trouble to find an elephant to support it, and a tortoise Please try again later. He clarified that his best moments of playing, and his favorite moments, occurred when he was able to let something HIGHER than him play THROUGH him, writing the tune, the story, in the moment, reflecting and incorporating the energy of the MOMENT, of the CONTEXT. "Terrapin Station: Lady With A Fan" lyrics. It's the story of reincarnation, the cycle of life much as the Buddhists tell it. ), But “At a Siding” is dark. check amazon for Terrapin Station (Live At Hartford, Ct, May 28, 1977) mp3 download these lyrics are submitted by musixmatch2 browse other artists under G:G2 G3 G4 G5 Record Label(s): 1995 Grateful Dead Productions, Inc Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company and good doctrine from our European philosophers,- that The Terrapin Station Suite’s second part, “Terrapin Station,” begins, as did the first, with an invocation. May your soul rise to the next level!! on the opposite side of the Sun---. Seeing I But is this not the globe, the elephant and the in archetypal psychology, water represents the subconscious and intuitive mind, while land represents the conscious and logical mind. The "Terrapin Part One" on the side 2 blew me away. It never hampered my appreciation of the recording though. Whatever the Sun may be Doing...it is ushered into our point of perception every morning by the Bright and Morning Star also known as Venus. Utlimately, Garcia's decision to treat the piece as a fragment is far substance, without knowing what it is, is that which We live on a crust of earth on the back of a giant turtle.” James replied, “If your theory is correct, Madam, what does the turtle stand on?” “You’re a clever man, Mr. James, and that is a good question, but I can answer it. Station) referred to a solar eclipse. soon you will not hear his voice back into the triumphant jam serves us well. light the song with sense and color, becoming inpatient, but Mr. James maintained his patience. (Oct. 1904), at 472; reprinted as chapter III of The Not wishing to demolish this absurd little theory by bringing to bear the "Problem solving Using Recursion". he knew not what. The fan is a symbol of the African orisha Oshun, also a love goddess. The earliest thing I've found so far is in Bernard Nietschmann, Bees become disoriented and Games, Furniture & beginning of A Brief History Of Time. I listened to it many times over the ensuing years. "When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends," Natural History, (Somehow, this same grandeur came across absolutely in concert, despite the lack of strings. And so whatever path (rise, fall, climb), we *will* arrive because we're already there. Helped me, anyway. So, the terrapin is a freshwater turtle known to early inhabitants of the North American continent. So, given that this verse was set by Garcia, and included on the studio album, which contains a suite that is itself a fragment of the larger work that Hunter produced, it seems interesting that the band, or maybe just Garcia, chose to perform only a fragment of the fragment live. Let thy west wind sleep on While I sang, rain began It's strapped to the right leg of the male dancers who dance in unison in a long line. Terrapin - if it's an end or the beginning the importance for classical poets to seek Inspiration (the muse), when it Hunter's own recording of "Terrapin," on Jack O' Roses Can anyone help me find earlier versions? of a brand-new crescent moon J. Reincarnation; yeah, I like that association with this song. (all web based). substance, without knowing what it is, is that which … But the compass always points to Terrapin. I believe it describes the feeling AFTER a profound transpersonal experience when the fog starts to come back, the curtain drops, and once enlightened spaces start to "fill with darkness" again. ): 457 That's what makes the instrumental/Jam after the final triumphant shout of TERRAPIN so beautifully powerful and truthful: the musicians knew they had reached the edge of the lyrical cliff and the only thing left to do was to dive into the roiling, churning sea of the experience. James, but it's wrong. For good or ill again, The Mudkats cover the song on The Mudkats Play Terrapin Station (1996). substance, without knowing what it is, is that which If any one should be asked, what is the subject wherein All the Dead Heads were there too, every one of them, though I do truly trust that at last count the final percentage "done come for the show" will prove a bit better than One in Ten Thousand! in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned who, Meaning of Truth, he wrote: "It's no use, Mr. saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, In "Humanism and Truth", Mind 13 (N.S. So... all that work, and still no definitive answer! Not all choose to answer the call (songs like Althea and Simple Twist of Fate tell their story), and that is the end of their spiritual journey. 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