This song may not be considered necessarily groundbreaking in the context of the folk scene or in music history. Nonetheless it’s impossible to discount the emotional resonance it carries to this day, especially in its simplicity. Beautiful little harmonies, a quiet rambling guitar solo, and lyrics of sunshine and dreams all come together in a warm package perfectly opening the tormented, yet hopeful album that follows (American Beauty). This song remains one of my favourite Grateful Dead songs and is therefore today’s SOTD.

Return to SOTD