"Touch of Grey" is a 1987 single by the Grateful Dead often known by its refrain "I will get by." It combines non sequitur lyrics with a poppy tempo. It is also the first song ever by the Grateful Dead to receive a video.
"Touch of Grey" videoFirst performed in 1982, it was finally released on In the Dark and went to the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1987, appearing as a single alongside "My Brother Esau" and later "Throwing Stones" and has appeared on a number of albums and collections.
Its video gained major airplay on MTV and featured a live performance of the band, first shown to be life size skeleton marionettes dressed as the band then as themselves. The video's popularity helped introduce the Grateful Dead to a new generation of fans, resulting in the Grateful Dead gaining mainstream attention after years of existing on the fringes of the music scene.