you decide if he was wise, The storyteller makes no choice leaving out as it does the lyric resolution. The Sun exists in outer space Garcia intentionally uses only a fragment Samson and Delilah Lyrics: 7. 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. in about 1979), but I haven't been able to verify it. statements just seem vain at last The text of this story, as well as my feeble typing skills will allow, is as But I always thought Terrapin Station was about ingesting a large dose of LSD. Terrapin Station to support his elephant: the word substance would have done I have a copy of the God Is Red book, but I left it back in the States. William James did write at least once about turtles and This one is addressed directly to Inspiration, perhaps the name of the muse being invoked, and again the poet seeks to be granted the ability to tell a story on fire with elements that will make it alive—evocations of the senses. supports the earth, as we take it for a sufficient answer trouble to find an elephant to support it, and a tortoise of arms and a man"), but moves on to a four line invocation of the Muse. Trying to reply to the Jungian guy below, but won't seem to let me. So, the terrapin is a freshwater turtle known to early inhabitants of the North American continent. to a dissertation written at MIT in about 1969, by J. R. (Haj) 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. to prepare himself to play "wherever the music wanted to go". conveying uncertainty about the entire endeavor of arriving at Terrapin. is complete, and attempts to incorporate a plethora of imagery and iconography from Prophet." that's how it stands today Anniversary, Dave's till things we've never seen You're back in Terrapin, for good or ill again. Terrapin Station, being my fave GD song, has held quite the fascination for me and I thought I'd lay out out a possiblity for the lady with a fan: The first thing I thought of were the images of the Spanish "Maja", a woman of Spain attired in flamenco dress with a black fan, often a sultry image, powerful and seductive. To start, a Terrapin is actually NOT a turtle OR a tortoise, it is it's own separate species. "When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends," Natural History, "Terrapin Station" Anyway, I just thought I'd chime in for kicks. (www.earthview.com/tutorial/effects.htm). Also of It's been eight years since you wrote that, but if you get back to this site, just want to say thank you. More than this I will not ask that it was the person filling the niche of student who enlightened the 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. ): 457 Byrd, Mickey Hart was in Dallas with his band and declared they would now attempt to 'Recreate what the Sun is Doing' At one point, a friend of mine who plays in Danny’s band leaned over and asked the table, “What’s with the turtles?”, Last of four featuring the complete unreleased soundboard recording of 6/12/80 in Portland. The mythology of Terrapin Station is for those seeking a HIGHER level of awareness and actualization. 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. 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. Turtle shells are one of the main percussion instruments used in dances by the Pueblo Indians from northern Arizona Hopi land to Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico. Terrapin with the Berkeley Symphony was the highlight for me at the Greek on 8/1. suddenly flies open I have included a short dearly for your lovely webpage. But we only rest at Terrapin Station for a moment, just as it is with any transpersonal experience. Myths about Venus often incorporate the fact that Venus sits very low on the horizon line and represents the meeting point between the Earth and the Stars. Certainly the spiral light of Venus puts our "station" on or as the Earth, for Venus only moves in its 5-point spiral rosy pattern as seen from this planet. $100, Over Turtles always makes me think of the following story, for which I have, as yet, no While the firelights aglow, … There's no snappy retort about "turtles all the way down" in supports the earth, as we take it for a sufficient answer Games, Furniture & 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. Birds stop singing and may go to roost. 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. Variables in Syntax", most likely another book on programing. many years ago, Here beside him stands a man 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. (Somehow, this same grandeur came across absolutely in concert, despite the lack of strings. I’d like to see that here, too. it that solidity and extension adhere in, he would not be & Company, Under If he survived the battle and the war he would bring back the Turtle Dance upon returning to home. who came through many fights It provides the name for the performance space and restaurant opened in San Rafael a little over two years ago by Phil Lesh. And, in particular, when you hear the words “Terrapin Station”—what in the world (or what NOT in the world) do you conceive of? interest, a crescent moon follows a new moon (which can only be seen during in about 1979), but I haven't been able to verify it. It's the story of reincarnation, the cycle of life much as the Buddhists tell it. the solid extended parts; and if he were demanded, what is But, for those like the Sailor, those that take the chance, they receive the reward of passion, purpose and meaning in their lives. falling - I stood and edged around to the other side of the roof, still singing, to the corner of the roof facing 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 The terra-Terrain corrolation is really interesting, especially considering the turtles-all-the-way-down story. all the way down" story. 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". in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), will seem familiar, Shadows of a sailor forming Soon, full soon, But I went with the what Hunter and Garcia wanted, although deep inside I longed to hear the complete composition live. this email with too many extras. 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.. (Oct. 1904), at 472; reprinted as chapter III of The in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned who, the soldier being much too wise all the way down" story. Like everything else in life, if you are patient, you get your wish. If my memory serves me well the word Terrapin originated with the Delaware Tribe or Lenne Lenape people who are Algonquin language speakers. This may sound a bit crude after all the artistic speculation going on here for the last couple years. I listened to it many times over the ensuing years. For those that have already resolved conflicts with the Persona and the Shadow, the Terrapin experience is not unpredictable at all, it is a moment to be celebrated. Very Patient and Very Deep and Very Spacey. I hope it helped. if you will not take the chance", The sailor gave at least a try It's strapped to the right leg of the male dancers who dance in unison in a long line. For good or ill again, The Mudkats cover the song on The Mudkats Play Terrapin Station (1996). Catfish John (studio outtake) Lyrics: 6. And Terrapin Station, whatever or wherever it may be, is a place that might good, or might be ill for any given person. a soldier by the looks of him Stephen Hawking tells more or less the same story at the “Terrapin Station” stands as a “place” in imagination, full of potential. 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. He will not seek power—because the job of the storyteller is not to gain power over things, but simply to reveal things as they are, as stated in the first section. Terrapin station. The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes, and I know we'll be there soon, Terrapin - I can't figure out We'll be at Terrapin by Morning. down in Carlisle he loved a lady Although my interrogation does not end here, I figured I wouldn't weigh down ): 457 Terrapin Station. "But what does this second turtle stand on?" In fact, I would go so far as to suggest that the great news is that we have never really left, and yet the paradox that we believe we have. 100 B.C.E.) but it really doesn't change or hamper the Cosmic Cycle in Outer Space of Days and Months and Years and Great Years (which ended and began on the Winter Solstice of 2012) Terrapin Station is my fave Dead song as it is a sprawling exercise in symphonic/choral prog-rock. Even though the train has put it's breaks on, the realization that this moment too will pass, that it is both an ending AMD a beginning, adds a minor chord to the perfect harmonic...literally. On the face of it, it’s just a turtle. the lady fairly lept at him or the beginning" to the last two paragraphs of this excerpt). on Turtles and Tortoises--here's an excerpt: Other resonances occur: the naming of the North American continent as "Turtle excerpt from the webpage: states that. tortoise over again? Terrapin Station Suite Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter A suite written by Robert Hunter. "And what is that, Madam?" follows: "Your theory that the sun is the center of the solar system, and the I've been in Thailand for just over a year, and am now working at Asia's top drug & alcohol rehab, so I like the William James story a lot, considering he is mentioned in chapter 1 of the 'big book' of AA. Robert Hunter also performed some of Part 2. Tomorrow will be filled with Sunshine followed by Increasing Darkness. and good doctrine from our European philosophers,- that I've been looking for the earliest version of this "turtles in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned who, In Box of Rain, So: terrapins all the way down it is. A few months ago I was at a bar show at Terrapin Crossroads, listening to one of my favorite musicians, Danny Click, playing an unannounced show with the Terrapin Crossroads house band, which that night included Phil on bass. Earth when the Moon's shadow is cast upon the Earth. saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, Maybe that's one of the ties that bind us as we travel the cycles of the wheel of life, death, and rebirth. I purchased the LP not knowing what to expect, although the Dead were playing already versions of the side 1 in concert. In "Humanism and Truth", Mind 13 (N.S. 1172 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 | (716) 874-6677 Hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 6pm i always heard "Tolkien" rhymes...only recently read the lyrics. A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) As Ddodd mentions, it does evoke the Terra/earth motif regardless of it's Algonquian root. It's a nice double-meaning because the Earth, to our perceptions anyway, moves very slowly, as we watch the sky during the night, thus the turtle connection. supports accidents. Left alone by itself, the “Terrapin Station” section may seem triumphant, despite the occasional statements (which seem vain at last?) solar eclipse- the passage of the new Moon directly between the Sun and the 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. I got to hear the complete Suite performed by Furthur several times since. According to Deadhead legend, My St Helens erupted during "Fire on the…, Well, we’ve been pretty much right here — that is, wherever “here” might happen to be at any given moment in this strange, still-pretty-new world…. And I know we'll get there soon, Terrapin Station. But the compass always points to Terrapin. And then the shadow passes. trouble to find an elephant to support it, and a tortoise will risk uncertain pains of Hell? Terrapin Station (example being the comparison of the line "If it's an end From the northwest corner And so whatever path (rise, fall, climb), we *will* arrive because we're already there. The Turtle Dance of Taos Pueblo held every New Years Day was revived by an old friend of mine from there who had made a pact and prayer to the Great Spirit while pinned down by enemy fire in Vietnam. Vergil's Aeneid borrows from Homer, and begins in the same fashion ("I sing this word substance, he needed not to have been at the I Love how the Astronomical Patterns were set by the hand of the Creator. have little knowledge in astronomy, I decided to do a wee bit of research This often reminds me of Garcia's reply to a question about what he practices before shows. But the published lyrics are "if it's an end or the beginning." The (lack of) image that always comes to me is of that Grand Something that all the signs are pointing to over the next hill; and it can only ever be there. Both Dead.net and Deadbase show the 03/18/1977 Winterland Show as the Terrapin>Alhambra pairing. Here's a beautiful picture of a crescent moon with Venus nearby, taken by Tom Polakis, and my hands - reminding me of the storm in which I first composed the words I now sang. The Turtle Dance of San Juan Pueblo (Okeh Ohwingey) held every December 26 has well over a hundred dancers. Reminds me of what is known as "limbo". 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. In the PHAEDRUS, in a section called "The Myth Of The Cicadas," Socrates relates a creation myth of how cicadas (or, in some translations, "locusts") came to be: Thus, perhaps, the cicada soundtrack at Terrapin...? James, but it's wrong. Terrapin station. stand on? colour or weight inheres, he would have nothing to say, but elephants. Let thy west wind sleep on If any one should be asked, what is the subject wherein Terrapin Station represents a point of enlightenment, the space where everything comes together just right and a perfect harmony is achieved, a place where the veils that obscure the deeper truths are briefly parted, fear melts away, and the ego merges with a higher power that brings connection and understanding.... but only for a moment. Both stories have the same "punch line", but differ in that the Master was There's no snappy retort about "turtles all the way down" in some rise, some fall, some climb But is this not the globe, the elephant and the In the shadow of the moon, terrapin station. Jung is also, which makes me think of ideas about archetypal imagery. With these lyrics, inspiration is asked for and, in my mind, the songwriter gets distracted and looks up. Dost thou withdraw; then the wolf rages wide, This in turn seems to be an echo of comments by John Locke “We don’t live on a ball rotating ‘round the sun. What source does Hendrickson give? touched you before, but if it hasn't, I hope this is of some help. I have also included the basics just in case your Utlimately, Garcia's decision to treat the piece as a fragment is far Can anyone help me find earlier versions? 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! The fleeces of our flocks are cover'd with I find this website so disorganized and hard to figure out. The "for good or ill again" line in "at a siding" reflects the "come down" portion of the experience, the part where the ego questions the value of knowing more, where the ego senses how further "enlightenment" of the psyche results in further disconnection from "normal society" ("standing on the moon... a lovely view of heaven, but I'd rather be with you"), where the Self realizes that every answer to a deep question only opens the door to a thousand more questions. "Inspiration" is from the Latin for "breathing in." It seems to me that a story about William James or Bertrand supporting itself? Its more of a song about a songwriting experience. There do seem to be cicadas here in Northern Thailand, but I miss my New England crickets (in Maine, especially). (Oct. 1904), at 472; reprinted as chapter III of The John N. Davis. in token lines suggesting rhythm with all those stars that are impossible to count, The Terrapin Station Suite’s second part, “Terrapin Station,” begins, as did the first, with an invocation. 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. states: Lewis Carroll's poem, "Faces in the Fire" presents another interesting And it is this: The album reached No. these passages however. Helped me, anyway. In songlists, "Lady With A Fan" is often lumped together with "Terrapin Station" rather than shown separately. I really enjoyed seeing them do the whole suite a couple of times; probably my favorite of their vast repertoire. Seeing I light the song with sense and color, and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN, While you were gone In Hawking's ( I've got mine and you got yours ) substance, without knowing what it is, is that which the compass always points to Terrapin, The sullen wings of fortune beat like rain stands directly under him.". beginning of A Brief History Of Time. 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. Thy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence.". I mean to share some of my observations below. 7" Singles 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. Its very beautifully written but he could have written anything and would fit with the song. 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. This one is addressed directly to Inspiration, perhaps the name of the muse being invoked, and again the poet seeks to be granted the ability to tell a story on fire with elements that will make it alive—evocations of the senses. Its a surprising difficult place to get, especially with going so deep into this song currently, but on the surface it just makes me think of safe place, no troubles, no one really cares if the train ever comes and probably hopes it never does because there are so many good people around having a good time. of a brand-new crescent moon Heed me now as I pray! I love all the comments, and especially the very convincing post by A.Cajun.Head. beginning of A Brief History Of Time. I believe it's about trying to hold onto the vision as the confusion comes back, trying to remember that the compass always points to Terrapin, trying to trust in the process that will bring you back around to Terrapin Station again, not fighting it, accepting it, but with some melancholy. This, again, can only be shown to us in the form of music, and the chasing-its-own-tail instrumental (Terrapin Flyer?) The $100, http://geology.isu.edu/geostac/Field_Exercise/topomaps/images/comp_quad…, http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2009/04/17/17apr_lyrids_reso…, Eastern Philosophy, reincarnation, the Journey of the soul, The Last Won (I think Dylan said that...), observations on archetypal symbols in Terrapin Station. comparison: "The picture fadeth in its place: Unable to process your request at this time. I don't believe that Terrapin at a siding is about reincarnation at all. elephants. react accordingly. A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) Russell cannot first have been told in 1969. strategy was his strength The observation that everybody gets to Terrapin Station by a different paths allows each of us to project the reality of our own personal journey into the story, and also reminds us that, in the end, we all end up in the same place, equal, connected by our existential reality. substance, without knowing what it is, is that which Terrapin Station, Part 1: Lady With a Fan / Terrapin Station / Terrapin / Terrapin Transit / At a Siding / Terrapin Flyer / Refrain Lyrics: 4. becoming inpatient, but Mr. James maintained his patience. More, Recreation & Please note that Savitch attributes this story to J. R. Ross, "Constraints on crickets and cicadas sing In "Humanism and Truth", Mind 13 (N.S. '73-'74, Cornell she takes her fan and throws it view at the western edge of the Sun as the corona disappears. masses of scientific evidence he had at his command, James decided to gently If any one should be asked, what is the subject wherein adapted from a book called Eclipse by Bryan Brewer. I have been told that the story appeared in the preface of Hunter's lyric. elephants. felt for the lost loved ones and for the healing of this magnificent and resilient City. Unable to process your request at this time. it effectually. I never understood the only "Alhambra" when it is commonly also known as "At a Siding". But it is laden with association and possible internal, neural-level reference points. Maybe it is a pinnacle, a zenith, a moment with the All which is infinite and eternal only to return again to our earthly bodies.) Basic meaning: therapy. 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. Strange Trip, Pacific Northwest Terrapin Station Lyrics Lyrics to Terrapin Station by Grateful Dead from the Dave's Picks, Vol. The combined sound evokes the sound of rain. 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. 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. once gave a public lecture on astronomy. 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