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Built to Last Lyrics

from The Arista Years

"Built to Last" is track #5 on the album The Arista Years. It was written by Robert Hunter;jerry Garcia.
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There are times when you can beckon
There are times when you must call
You can take a lot of reckoning but you can't take it all
There are times when I can help you out and times when you must fall
There are times when you must live in doubt and I can't help at all

Three blue stars rise on the hill
Say no more now, just be still
All these trials, soon be past
Look for something built to last

A wind held by the collar, yes, a cloud held by the breeze
You can walk on coals of fire but sometimes you must freeze
There are times when you offend me and I do the same to you
If we can't or won't forget it, I guess we could be through

One blue star sets on the hill
Call it back you never will
One more star sinks in the past
Show me something built to last

Built to last till time itself falls tumbling from the wall
Built to last till sunshine fails and darkness moves on all
Built to last while years roll past like cloudscapes in the sky
Show me something built to last and something built to try

There are times when you get hit upon, try hard but you cannot give
Other times you'd gladly part with what you need to live
Don't waste your breath to save your face
When you have done your best
And even more is asked of you, fate will decide the rest

All the stars are gone but one
Morning breaks, here comes the sun
Cross the sky now sinking fast
Show me something built to last

Three blue stars rise on the hill
Say no more now, just be still
All these trials, soon be past
Look for something built to last

One blue star sets on the hill
Call it back you never will
One more star sinks in the past
Show me something built to last

All the stars are gone but one
Morning breaks, here comes the sun
Cross the sky now sinking fast
Show me something built to last

Songwriters
Robert Hunter;Jerry Garcia

Published by
ICE NINE PUBLISHING CO., INC.

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