Jefferson Airplane 1968

Crown of creation

  1. Lather
  2. In Time
  3. Triad
  4. Star Track
  5. Share A Little Joke
  6. Chushingura
  7. If You Feel
  8. Crown of Creation
  9. Ice Cream Phoenix
  10. Greasy Heart
  11. The House At Pooneil Corners

  12. Lather nach oben

    Lather was thirty years old today,
    They took away all of his toys.
    His mother sent newspaper clippings to him,
    About his old friends who'd stopped being boys.
    There was Harwitz E. Green, just turned thirty-three,
    His leather chair waits at the bank.
    And Sergent Dow Jones, twenty-seven years old,
    Commanding his very own tank.
    But Lather still finds it a nice thing to do,
    To lie about nude in the sand,
    Drawing pictures of mountains that look like bumps,
    And thrashing the air with his hands.

    But wait, oh Lather's productive you know,
    He produces the finest of sound,
    Putting drumsticks on either side of his nose,
    Snorting the best licks in town,
    But that's all over...

    Lather was thirty years old today,
    And Lather came foam from his tongue.
    He looked at me eyes wide and plainly said,
    Is it true that I'm no longer young?
    And the children call him famous,
    And the old men call him insane,
    And sometimes he's so nameless,
    That he hardly knows which game to play...
    Which words to say...
    And I should have told him, "No, you're not old."
    And I should have let him go on...smiling...babywide.

    In time nach oben

    Long time since I climbed down this mountain before
    Things I've seen here make me want to go running home

    Lean close put your lips next to my face
    Look further on past the surface

    Orange, blue, red & green
    Are the colors of what I feel
    And my mind y'know it starts to reel in time

    To know your flesh layin' by my skin
    And I wonder whenever I'm in
    Warm, soft, nice & now
    Are the word things of what I know
    And my body y'know it's so in time

    I see you at the same place that I play
    Ah darlin' tell me what can I say
    Dance, sing, sleep& dream
    Is the music of what I feel
    Among the many things whenever you're near in time

    Come with me my friend
    Come on now and take my hand
    You can be my friend
    Soon be in another country

    Triad nach oben

    You want to know how it will be
    Me and him and you and me
    You both stand there your long hair flowing
    Your eyes alive your mind still growing
    Saying to me--"What can we do now that we both love you",
    I love you too-- I don't really see
    Why can't we go on as three
    You are afraid--embarrassed too
    No one has ever said such a thing to you
    Your mother's ghost stands at your shoulder
    Face like ice--a little bit colder
    Saying to you--"you can not do that, it breaks
    All the rules you learned in school"
    I don't really see
    Why can't we go on as three
    We love each other--it's plain to see
    There's just one answer comes to me
    --Sister--lovers--water brothers
    And in time--maybe others
    So you see--what we can do--is to try something new--
    If you're crazy too--
    I don't really see
    Why can't we go on as three.

    Star Track nach oben

    If your head spins round try to see the ground if you can
    My busy eyes missed her path through the air as she ran
    My sensory mind is too old to cry
    Not ready to live and too strange to die
    So stop your doubt push the world on by
    With your hand

    It takes time to love and open minds to love
    And who's got time on their hands
    Well life can be hard when you're holes in a card
    In some electronic hand
    You'll wander around from place to place
    Disappear without a trace
    And someone else will take your place
    In line

    You can fool your friends about the way it ends
    But you can't fool yourself
    Take your head in hand and make your own demands
    Or you'll crystallize on the shelf
    The freeway's concrete way won't show
    You where to run or how to go
    And running fast you'll go down slow in the end

    Running fast you'll go down slow in the end

    Crown of creation nach oben

    You are the crown of creation
    You are the crown of creation
    And you got no place to go-

    Soon you'll attain the stability you strive for
    In the only way it's granted
    In a place among the fossils of our time

    In loyalty to their kind
    They cannot tolerate our minds
    And in loyalty to our kind
    We cannot tolerate their obstruction

    Life is change
    How it differs from the rocks
    I've seen their ways too often for my liking
    New worlds to gain
    My life is to survive
    And be alive

    For you

    Greasy heart nach oben

    Lady, you keep asking why he likes you how come
    Wonder why he wants more if he just had some
    Boys, she's got more to play with in the way of toys
    Ladies eyes go off and on with a finger full of glue
    Lips are drawn upon her face in come-to-me tattoo
    Creamy suntan color that fades when she bathes
    Paper dresses catch on fire and you lose her in the haze
    Don't ever change lady, he likes you that way because
    He just had his hair done and he wants to use your wig
    He's going off the drug thing cause his veins are getting big
    He wants to sell his paintings but the market is slow
    They're only paying him two grams now for a one-man abstract show
    Don't ever change people even if you can
    You are your own best toy to play with remote control hands
    Made for each other made in Japan
    Woman with a greasy heart, automatic man
    Don't ever change people your face will hit the fan
    Don't ever change people even if you can
    Don't change before the empire falls
    You'll laugh so hard you'll crack the walls

    If you feel nach oben

    If you feel like china breaking
    If you feel like laughing
    Break china laughing
    Break china
    laughing laughing laughing

    If you feel like leaves falling
    If you feel like smiling
    Fall leaves smiling
    Fall leaves smiling etc.

    If you feel like love making
    If you feel like flying

    Make love flying
    Make love flying etc.


    Got down,not the first time you know
    Got down,got up to go.