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

I was never really a Deadhead, but songs like Box of Rain and Ripple are pure American folk poetry. Did you know that the chorus of Ripple is a Haiku? Me neither, I just love the melody.

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
The Grateful Dead Ripple (studio version)

The Annotated Ripple:

And all this time I thought it was a song about a pop brand of sweet wine:
Ripple Wine