Box of Rain Lyrics

by Grateful Dead

Look out of any window, any morning, any evening, any day
Maybe the sun is shining, birds are winging
No rain is falling from a heavy sky

What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon, long ago

Walk out of any doorway, feel your way, feel your way
Like the day before, maybe you'll find direction
Around some corner where it's been waiting to meet you

What do you want me to do, to watch for you while you are sleeping?
Then please don't be surprised when you find me dreaming too

Look into any eyes you find by you, you can see clear
To another day, maybe been seen before
Through other eyes on other days while going home

What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon, long ago

Walk into splintered sunlight, inch your way
Through dead dreams to another land, maybe you're tired and broken
Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken and thoughts unclear

What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through

Just a box of rain, wind and water
Believe it if you need it, if you don't just pass it on
Sun and shower, wind and rain
In and out the window like a moth before a flame

And it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare

And it's just a box of rain or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there