Jefferson Airplane Lyrics


Jefferson Airplane's debut show was on August 13, 1965 at
the Matrix nightclub in San Francisco. The first
performance featured Marty Balin on vocals, Paul Kantner on
vocals/rhythm guitar, and Jorma Kaukonen on lead guitar.
Signe Anderson, (who sang on Jefferson Airplane's first
recording "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off') also performed.
The bass player, Jack Casady and drummer Skip Spence, (who
was later one of the original members of Moby Grape) joined
the band two months later. Spencer Dryden became the
drummer in June of 1966 and More...




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Love the old Airplane | Reviewer: Amelia
    ------ About the song Wooden Ships performed by Jefferson Airplane

Back in the day when this song was being written, I was a wild teenage girl attending Santa Monica High School. After school I would hitchhike down to Marina Del Rey, where a few guys from the Hollywood music scene kept their wooden boats.

Fueled by Owsley's finest enhancements, rock musicians and their supernumeraries dreamed up paranoid visions of dystopia. Crosby got into a fistfight with my then-boyfriend on the beach. I concluded that these guys were jerks.

But I am sure that the hedonistic Crosby, who elucidates in his memoir "Long Time Gone" his penchant for having sex with two women at a time, penned these lyrics from a sincere desire to leave smoggy L.A. and head for paradise.

Paradise turned out to be the North Shore of Oahu and other Hawaiian destinations. Since it just so happened that these rock stars had the money, they could go where they wanted to go, and dream and dream on.

Meanwhile, the purveyors of the "San Francisco Sound," notably the Airplane, the Dead, Quicksilver, It's A Beautiful Day, Country Joe, engaged in some creative collaboration with their L.A. rocker counterparts.

Hence we have this most exciting and vital version of "Wooden Ships". The energy in San Francisco in 1968 was electric and revolutionary, compared to the self-absorbed musical output from L.A. We can continue to groove on Kantner's guitar, Balin's tenor, Slick's resonances with the cosmos. Ride the Music.

i love the airplane! | Reviewer: robert mac
    ------ About the song The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil performed by Jefferson Airplane

i saw the JA in san francisco in june 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom. "After Bathing at Baxter's had been out only a small time. they were OUTSTANDING! they played a lot of the album istead of surrealistic. some loud, psychedelic, hippie jam band named the grateful dead shared the bill.

Generation gap | Reviewer: Didiane
    ------ About the song White Rabbit performed by Jefferson Airplane

Ok, I was there . White rabbit came before ,during , and after me
In the 70' I did not question the music , I lived it ! Adored it !
Praised it ! But....... Never did I thought for a minute that ''some'' were warning us . If I coudl only knew then what I know now, I would make my own music , and probebly get shot.....:)
This is it , sorry guys , love you..

About LSD I think. | Reviewer: Amy
    ------ About the song Runnin' Round This World performed by Jefferson Airplane

The song could be about LSD or a girl.
Why I think it might be about LSD...
He writes "we've been runnin' round this world too much girl trying not to see but now we're free of them". That sounds sort of like your eyes being opened up thru LSD and experiencing different things.
Then he keeps singing "I understand what I understood before
But loving you has made me understand much more" which confirms that idea as well.

"rainbows of your smile I love to touch", "The times I've spent with you have been fantastic trips" sound like LSD usage too.

"We can walk and love where we want to" sound like LSD can take your mind wherever you want to go... you are not tied down to your conscious mind and to reality.

clearly a drug song | Reviewer: brian
    ------ About the song Somebody to Love performed by Jefferson Airplane

This is simple.... This song is referring to drugs. Just like most of their songs. I am 30 and I've been an addict (opiates mainly, marijuana, benzos and muscle relaxers) since I was 17, though i smoked dope for the first time at 13..by 14-15 I was taking around 100mg of hydrocodone or oxycodone..at my worst I was main lining(IV) pure opioid pharmaceuticals and got up to 400 mg a day of oxy(also morphine and dilaudid and methadone was my drugs of choice) and 6mg a day of xanax or any benzo....with sleeping pills and muscle relaxers like soma. I should be dead...but I totally relate to this generation of music and is all I listen too(pink Floyd, the doors, Lou Reed etc). I hate hallucinogenics BTW.

NOT Red, but regrets | Reviewer: Wyvonna Turner
    ------ About the song Somebody to Love performed by Jefferson Airplane

I am a boomer and remember when the song was released. Had album: the word is neither RED nor DREAD, but instead, REGRETS. The eyes that "look like his" refer to a guy who wants to replace the departed lover--but has no clue. The next verse returns to the first person, and explains her alienation from former friends of the couple who withdraw when she is alone.


Mind blowing song! | Reviewer: Misty
    ------ About the song White Rabbit performed by Jefferson Airplane

I've always loved that song!!The beat and tempo are the perfect backdrop for the song's words.
It's very psychedelic from a psychedelic era. "Feed your head" = Getting high.
And you just had some kind of mushroom...."When logic and proportion"...
Feed you head feed your head!
Righteous song.

JA loved to comment | Reviewer: Lindsay
    ------ About the song Rejoyce performed by Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane often used sarcasm and metaphor in their songs for hyperbole. This song makes direct reference to the James Joyce book, Ulysses. What to some is "drug-riddled garbage," is to the rest of us educated people an amazing commentary on her beliefs during a dramatic time in the U.S.

Greasy Heart | Reviewer: Vincent Perillo
    ------ About the song Greasy Heart performed by Jefferson Airplane

The song expresses discussed at the smallness of man's relationships. Love or what passes for it is shallow in this explanation of what your time is about here on earth. Not sexual because the components aren't there yet... and yes it is more relevant today even if your are still trying to get off and not trying to get your partner off!

Greasy Heart | Reviewer: Vincent Perillo
    ------ About the song Greasy Heart performed by Jefferson Airplane

The song expresses discussed at the smallness of man's relationships. Love or what passes for it is shallow in this explanation of what your time is about here on earth. Not sexual because the components aren't there yet... and yes it is more relevant today if you are still trying to get off and not trying to get your partner off!


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