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Jefferson Airplane — D.C.B.A.-25
Album: Surrealistic Pillow
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's time you walked away
set me free
I must move away
leave you be...
time's been good to us, my friend
wait and see how it will end
we come and go as we please...
we come and go as we please...
that's how it must be

Here in crystal chandelier, I'm home
too many days, I've left unstoned
if you don't mind happiness
purple-pleasure fields in the Sun
ah, don't you know I'm runnin' home...
don't you know I'm runnin' home...
to a place to you unknown?

I take great peace in your sitting there
searching for myself, I find a place there
I see the people of the world
where they are and what they could be...

I can but dance behind your smile...
I can but dance behind your smile...

you were the world to me for a while
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 Proclivities wrote:

I assume he's referring to the "-25" in LSD-25, especially given the psychedelic gibberish in lyrics.

 
you make it sound like a bad thing.
Brings back memories of colorful little furry creatures scurrying out from under the stereo cabinet, they ask my opinion and then don't listen when I answer them.  Seems like it was just yesterday, wait, perhaps it was, or was it 1970?
They had such a bright, earnest, shimmering sound... Their vibe was all about EXPLORATION; of the mind, of each other, of Life itself.
revives so many un-describable memories .... sends shivers down my backbone!
I'm so insufferably pleased with myself when I identify a song from the first two notes.   Two notes from a single instrument in this case.
Godlike : )    Peace
 LowPhreak wrote:
Long live the Surrealistic ones! BTW, I met Paul and Diane (a new singer they had, Marty couldn't make it that night) at the Van Dyke in Schenectady some years ago. She knocked "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love" right the hell outta there. They ended up sending everyone at the show board copies of that night's performance, to make up for Marty's absence.

Gotta love 'em.

Whoa! They played at the Van Dyke back in the day? I lived just 15 minutes away from the Van Dyke from 2002-2014, and never knew they had any huge acts play there... much less the Airplane, with or without Marty. Very cool! {#Notworthy} {#Cool}
 Proclivities wrote:

I assume he's referring to the "-25" in LSD-25, especially given the psychedelic nonsense in lyrics.

 
lyics seem self explanatory to me
 treatment_bound wrote:

Any idea as to what the "-25" is for?

 
I assume he's referring to the "-25" in LSD-25, especially given the psychedelic gibberish in lyrics.
 senorcerveza wrote:
So happy to hear this again!  I was a big Airplane fan back in the day, and was lucky enough to see a couple of their concerts live.

 
I went to a show in NYC in maybe '99 with some friends at a real small venue. After that show, every time they came to the city I'd see them. Been to probably 15 shows? Sometimes alone! My girlfriend at the time thought I was insane.. Anyway, I loved every show..
When I bought this LP and brought it home, I was in the 7th grade. I asked my Dad to come listen to it with me, because, it was simply magical and I wanted to share it with him. Not sure he appreciated it as much as I did, or still do. Excellent LP, still one of the BEST from the 60's. Twirlin' in my kitchen....{#Dancingbanana}
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
D.C.B.A. = the chords in the song!

 
Any idea as to what the "-25" is for?
So happy to hear this again!  I was a big Airplane fan back in the day, and was lucky enough to see a couple of their concerts live.
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
D.C.B.A. = the chords in the song!

 
Thanks. 
Too many days are left unstoned? Well, not any more, but there was a time...
 averybadcat wrote:
grace looks so wholesome. shocker
 
She probably was given that it was 1967!
SUPERB
Rest in power, man.
Paul! Thanks for your Revolutionary, Visionary, and Always Psychedelic Rock! So glad I got to see you, Grace and all jam a few times!
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
A desert island album, for sure.
Truly fantastic song, wonderfully done... Sounds as good to hear it now as ever before — and I'm glad to hear it here on good old RP!

 Ok old shep, but I know fer sure, why I listened to at least an entire side A or side B of any album which was I was probably too stoned to want to get up and change the record. Come to think of it, a lot of music from that era just flowed so great from song to song while my mind just wandered through the universe which as the Moody Blues told us, "thinking is the best way to travel". The good ol' days, fer sure man.

 

old_shep wrote:

This whole album was pretty "avant garde" for an rural Iowa boy back then.  For some reasoned I always listened to entire albums, never to individual songs.  Each wonderful song on this album seemed to have an introduction and each ended as an introduction to the next song.  That's what RP does.  It's obvious that the selection, order, and timing of tunes here focuses the listener's attention to the upcoming song.   It doesn't always work great but there have been some transitions that blended songs beat for beat.   Keep up the good work, folks. 

 


grace looks so wholesome. shocker
One of the original Jam Bands. They may not have been "technically expert," but truly captured the Spirit of the Times, in every effort.
 petesoper wrote:
This one brought back many good memories!
 

 
and even better some things i still cant remember
This one brought back many good memories!
 
They just don't make 'em like this any more. thanks for playing!
This is why I like RP....let's here some of the other great songs from a great album.
don't hear this every decade.....{#Biggrin}
Long live the Surrealistic ones! BTW, I met Paul and Diane (a new singer they had, Marty couldn't make it that night) at the Van Dyke in Schenectady some years ago. She knocked "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love" right the hell outta there. They ended up sending everyone at the show board copies of that night's performance, to make up for Marty's absence.

Gotta love 'em.
love it!


This whole album was pretty "avant garde" for an rural Iowa boy back then.  For some reasoned I always listened to entire albums, never to individual songs.  Each wonderful song on this album seemed to have an introduction and each ended as an introduction to the next song.  That's what RP does.  It's obvious that the selection, order, and timing of tunes here focuses the listener's attention to the upcoming song.   It doesn't always work great but there have been some transitions that blended songs beat for beat.   Keep up the good work, folks. 
Very nice!
D.C.B.A. = the chords in the song!
Cool! More JA is nice!