Jefferson Airplane

 Bark (1971)

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  1. When the Earth Moves Again (Kantner) - 3:54
  2. Feel So Good (Kaukonen) - 4:36
  3. Crazy Miranda (Slick) - 3:23
  4. Pretty As You Feel (Casady/Covington/Kaukonen) - 4:29
  5. Wild Turkey (Kaukonen) - 4:45 (str.)
  6. Lawman (Slick) - 2:42
  7. Rock & Roll Island (Kantner) - 3:44
  8. Third Week in the Chelsea (Kaukonen) - 4:34
  9. Never Argue With a German If You're Tired Of European Song (Slick) - 4:31
  10. Thunk (Covington) - 2:58
  11. War Movie (Kantner) - 4:41
      
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 When the Earth Moves AgainTOP
 

In golden Hannibal Carthage days marchin' onto Rome
knockin' on the door and findin' nobody home there
Rome she cut our army down and left them in the snow so now
I go to where I come from now I go home to the Sun
When the earth moves again
when the earth moves again my friend
let the lady ride on thru
when the earth moves again

Egyptian kings they sing of Gods and pyramids of stone
and they left the deserts clean and they left the deserts
golden and shinin' as a beacon for those that need a road
into the day and thru the night we go and find our way home
when the earth moves again
my love to all the people I leave behind
search out the new ground around you
when the earth moves again
your head can pull your lady around
and you can leave whenever you can and the ground
take what you and on the land sea foam glass is sand
if you've only lived on earth you've never seen the sun
or the promise of a thousand other suns that glow beyond here
and if you care to see the future look into the eyes
of your young dancing children don't be afraid of our ways
when the earth moves again
when the earth moves again
watch the lady ride and sigh
when the earth moves again
Moses Moses the red sea closes over you when you
least expect it to
when the earth moves again
when the earth moves again

 
 Feel So GoodTOP
 

Baby mine
Feel so good
All the time
If you would

The girl knows how to love
Both night and day
She know how to feel so fine
All over in every way

Ain't no lie
If you go
I won't die
Sure won't grow

Sit 'round running numbers
Sit 'round with my friends
Wasting time now, watching the sky
Wating for the story to end

Until she set me free
With her motion
Roll me 'round
Like the ocean

I can't wait to get some more
Of what the girl's got to give
Living without her's like loving a wall
And that ain't no way to live.

 
 Crazy MirandaTOP
 

Crazy Miranda
lives on propaganda she believes anything she reads
it could be one side or the other
Free Press or Time Life covers
Follows newsprint anywhere it leads
but still she can't seem to read and nobody
knows nobody knows what she needs it could be gloves
All the pretty ladies textbooks
tell her how to have the "next look"
The Bible tells her stay as plain as you are
she wants all the pretty boys beside her
to write some pretty words to guide her
to say they love her body as well as her mind
she wants some kind of sign--a sign of gloves
oh never mind - she's not your kind.

 

Pretty As You Feel

 

You're only pretty as you feel
only pretty as you feel inside
you're only pretty as you feel
just as pretty as you feel inside

when you wake up in the morning
rub some sleep from your eye
look inside your mirror
comb your hair

don't give vanity a second chance
no no no
beauty's only skin deep
it goes just so far 'cause
you're only pretty as you feel
you're only pretty as you feel inside
just as pretty as you feel inside

now you're feelin' pretty
now you're feelin' good
now you're ready to face the world girl
now you're feelin' good
go out there 'n' knock 'em silly girl
go out there 'n' show 'em how ta thrill
'cause you're only pretty as you feel

only pretty as you feel
you're only pretty as you feel
just as pretty as you feel inside
feelin' so pretty, feelin' so pretty
pretty mama.

 
 LawmanTOP
 

Law man--I'm afraid you just walked in here at the wrong time
my old man's gun has never been fired
but there's a first time & this could be
this could be the first time

Law man
you know you look to be a lot younger than me and
I'd hate to shoot a baby
you've got a long way to go before you're old & slow
and it could be
it could be a good time if you change your mind
well I'm tired and sweet from making love
and it's just too late
you'll have to wait
bring your business around here in the morning

well I've heard your line
& you've heard mine
& I'm just too tired to take a side
bring your business around here in the morning
Don't you want to be easy look there
let some of the things you see go on by or
you can burn them into your brain go on home
Don't you see the children, they're just like you
they want everything to be fine but they let it slide
and the laughing lets you know that smiling breaks the rules

Law breaker you know it could be me
& if you had your way we'd all be down
under the face of a clock that's just too old to be wound
& you can see now the old hands won't move around
one way or the other,
fool card brother this could be,
this could be, the first time.

 
 Rock & Roll IslandTOP
 

Can you make it to the island
rock and roll island in the middle of the time seas... back thru time in
firesign magnetics flow all around me... sonar laser quasar pulsar
bombarded with argon... open your hands and build a park clear your
mind and touch the dark we go down down down / / / / back home
walkin in the park flashin in the dark no care for the narcs you know
we're home free... and if you make it to the island rock and roll island
all you got to know is that you are the rules... do it in the sunshine it
really is magic you'll never get this high if you try California rock and
roll thunder gonna bring you up from down under we go down down
down gonna/get back home
never get so high when you try I never been this high when I try I never
been so high but I try I never get this high when I try y'know when I try
can you feel us coming... and going and coming can you feel us singing
electric in your body...
can you make it to the island north winds rollin' behind you can you make
it to the island
look around you tell me what you see see the people look at you look at
me we are alive and we see that what we are and what we will be will not
explode until the twenty ninth century
we have only begun to grow you know only begun to grow just begun to
grow and go you grow we are seedlings of the sun we go down down
down down down back home...

 
 Third Week in the ChelseaTOP
 

Sometimes I feel like i am leaving life behind
My hands are moving faster than the movement of my mind
Thoughts and generations of my dreams are yet unborn
I hope that I will find them 'fore my moving gets too worn
If only I could live to see the dawning of the dawn

So we go on moving trying to make this image real
Straining every nerve not knowing what we really feel
Straining every nerve ending and everybody sees
That what they read in the Rolling Stone has really come to be
And trying to avoid a taste of that reality

On an early New York mornin' a mirror in the hall
Showed to me a face I didn't know at all
Lines were drawn around a pair of eyes that opened wide
When I looked into the mouth there was nothing left inside
So I walked into the little room and whistled like a sigh

As dawn light closed around me my head was still in gear
Thinking thoughts of playing more and singing loud and clear
Trying to reach a friend somewhere and make that person smile
Maybe pull myself away from that old lonesome mile
That often comes to haunt me in the morning

All my friends keep telling me that it would be a shame
To break up such a grand success and tear apart a name
But all I know is what I feel whenever I'm not playin'
Emptiness ain't where it's at and neither's feeling pain

Well now what is going to happen now is anybody's guess
If I can't spend my time with love I guess I need a rest
Time is getting late now and the sun is getting low
My body's getting tired of carryin' another's load
And sunshine's waiting for me a little further down the road

 
 Never Argue With a German If You're Tired Of European SongTOP
 

Sticken in mine haken
sticken in mine haut
fugen mine gas mit mine auss pucken
straightem zee nicht mit
einem duetschen venn zee
mewden sint.

mine auto fairt ser
schnell aber ess rast
gegen mawen

Ya das ben mine
ya das bin du
du das ben ich
fair zuc ess

 
 ThunkTOP
 

Sittin' around thinkin'
thinkin' and a thinkin'
and it ain't doin' me no good

well I thunk and I thunk
couldn't think of anything better
I tried and I tried
tryin' ain't doin' me no good
I write choo everyday, what could be
my very last letter
come what may I say

thinkin' ain't doin' me no good
thinkin' ain't doin' me no good people
thinkin' ain't doin' me no good, no good

I want to know, if everything that's sung
will remain
within the structure of a person
whose mind I wish to claim
please don't say that wantin' you
won't do me no good
please oh please don't say
wantin' you won't
wantin' you won't do me no good
wantin' you won't do me no good woman
wantin' you won't do me no good, no good

well I thunk thunk thunk thunk
a lot about it
realized my thunk is nuthin'
but a lot of funk
bunk down on in my place
only a dream (hum)
only a dream (hum)
only a dream (hum)

thinkin' ain't doin' me no good no
thinkin' ain't doin' me no good no people
thinkin' ain't doin' me no good no good

 
 War MovieTOP
 

In nineteen hundred and seventy-five all the
people rose from the countryside to move against
you government man d'you understand locked
together hand in hand all thru this unsteady land--
gonna roll roll roll the rock around roll roll roll the rock
around lift the rock out of the ground

At the Battle of Forever Plains all my people hand
in hand in hand in the rain the laser way won the day
without one single living soul going down the government
troops were circled in the sun gun found themselves on the
run... from our nation the rock is raised no need to hide from
the other side now... transformation

Call high to the constellation headquarters call high to the
most high directors send out the transporting systems and
send out the sun finders
thirteen battalion of mind raiders three hundred master
computer killers from great platforms in the mountains
twenty mile lasers & great giant trackers... twenty miles
south now in 1975 all my people rose from the countryside until we
meet again and touch our hands together in another land
until we meet again & see each others minds we
three have met again and touched our hands talking of
Napoleon in the garden we will muffle the drums tomorrow
mornin gonna roll roll roll the rock around gonna roll roll
roll the rock around lift the rock out of the ground.

 
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Altre notizie sui Jefferson Airplane & family

Formazione
Paul Kantner - Chitarra e voce
Jorma Kaukonen - Chitarra solista e voce
Grace Slick -  Voce e tastiere
Jack Casady - Basso
Joey Covington - Batteria
Papa John Creach - Violino e voce
Bill Lander - Voce

Data pubblicazione del disco: Settembre 1971

 

Lyrics 1971 RCA Records / Notes Alberto Truffi 2002 / Reproduction for commercial use strictly prohibited

Testi 1971 RCA Records / Note Alberto Truffi 2002 / Riproduzione per usi commerciali assolutamente proibita

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