PERFECTION OF PERPLEXION

Jefferson Airplane – Wooden Ships (1970)

Posted in music by okkame on December 3, 2011

Wooden Ships, written by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Paul Kantner, originally recorded for the Volunteers LP. A “live” studio performance filmed April 2, 1970 with The Jefferson Airplane featuring the band’s new drummer Joey Covington.

 

“If you smile at me you know I will understand
Cause that is something everybody everywhere does
In the same language
I can see by your coke my friend that you’re from the other side
There’s just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please who won
You must try some of my purple berries
I been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven’t got sick once
Probably keep us both alive
Wooden ships on the water very free and easy
Easy you know the way it’s supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free and easy
Sail away where the mornin sun goes high
Sail away where the wind blows sweet and young birds fly
Take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this barren land
Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cry and
Stare as all your human feelings die
We are leaving
You don’t need us
Go and take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this foreign land
Somewhere where we might laugh again
We are leaving
You don’t need us
Sailing ships on the water very free and easy
Easy you know the way it’s supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free
And gone”

 

SO FUCKING GREAT !!!

 

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