Ripple is a song originally by rock band Grateful Dead, released on their 1970 album American Beauty. It has been covered by the Mountain Goats during a few live shows.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

If my words did sing with voice of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it close as it were your own
It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps it's better left unsung
And I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
Where there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup be 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

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you
If I knew the way, I would take you home

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