Warren Haynes Patchwork Quilt

I never knew you

But then who really did?

If you were at all like me

You managed to keep yourself hid

A patchwork quilt of a life

Memories embroidered

On your soul

So please forgive me

For putting you in my song

But the spirit she moves me

In fact she pushes me along

It’s a patchwork quilt of a life

Can’t stop the river

Just let it roll

We were at Jones Beach

When we got the word

Saddest sound that I ever heard

The bluest note that nobody could play

Ravens sang with us that night on the stage

Tears of sadness, tears of rage

But nobody spoke, we all felt old

And in the way

So walk beside me

Or above me, I don’t know

These days it sure seems

I’m lost where ever I go

God, how could you, I heard someone say

And what do we do with our lives now anyway?

Now that our North Star can no longer be found

But there’s a banjo moon in a tie-dyed sky

Hippies dance and babies cry

Church bells ring as a silver-haired angel look down

And the blood of his music runs through the veins of our guitars

Bright lights, Dark Star

I never knew you

But then who really did

If you were at all like me

You managed to keep yourself hid