What does China Cat Sunflower mean?

The Grateful Dead: China Cat Sunflower Meaning

Album cover for China Cat Sunflower album cover

Song Released: 1969


China Cat Sunflower Lyrics

Look for a while at the china cat sunflower,
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
Copperdome bodhi drip a silver kimono,
Like a crazy quilt stargown through a dream night wind.

Crazy cat peekin through a lace bandanna,
Like a one-eyed...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2023 !⃝

    China used to believe in live and let live, hope, faith, grace, and forgiveness, and 27 to 49 reasons's to live, it's dental agencies, their coke, their tobacco, and severe restritions to their opium.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2023 !⃝

    I also heard the same story about how when Robert Hunter was looking at his cat while on an acid trip (not the cat, Hunter) and the lyrics just flowed like a shower of pearls. “Look for a while at the china cat, Sunflower!” Sunflower was the hippie chick he was tripping with. The cat was a Siamese. Okay. Now I’m just making stuff up. I absolutely adore this nonsensical masterpiece!

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2019 !⃝

    Approaching Nirvana.....

  4. anonymous
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    May 9th 2012 !⃝

    I read somewhere that Hunter wrote these lyrics while observing his pet cat during a lysergic trip.


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