Thursday, February 7, 2013

ATF: Straight Trippin'

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf
I like to dream
Yes yes
Right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far
Flies near
To the stars away from here

Well
You don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what
We can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around
A lousy candle's all I found

Well
You don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well
You don't know what
We can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

You don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well
You don't know what
We can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me…



Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
The Beatles
Where are we?
I don’t know.
It looks like the foothills.
The foothills of what?
The foothills of the headlines.

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees
And marmalade skies
Somebody calls you
You answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Aaaaahhhhh

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people
Eat marshmellow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you're gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Aaaaahhhhh

Picture yourself on a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Aaaaahhhhh
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds…

Uh carry on.
Carry on.
Certainly was.
Having gone.

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10 comments:

RE Ausetkmt said...

those are some powerful songs with unmistakable meanings. Good Choices Indeed.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear BadGal!!! I am really glad you enjoyed this. It is good to hear from you again!

Jackie said...

Magic Carpet Ride is one of my all time favorites too. But, I am not a Beatles fan. I am a Stones fan.

Don't ask me why but in most cases people seem to either be a Beatles person or a Stones person.

Thanks for stopping over and wishing Pam a happy birthday. She will be watching the blog today to see what people say. She never comments but she watches every single post!

Hope ya'll have a great day!

Karen S. said...

I was always in search of that magical carpet, okay I still am. It's so funny, until I see an album cover or visit here, I forget how much HAIR (Ha Ha) rocked our world back then!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

NOT A BEATLES FAN! Well, my dear Jackie, I don't know if we can get past this. I would have really appreciated you letting me in on that little bit of critical information before I came to like you. (LOL?)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear Karen!!! Now, I have no doubt that you have enough sense to be a big Beatles fan. Could you have a little talk with Jackie?

Ann said...

Both good songs. I was never a big Steppenwolf fan but I did like that song

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I am the same way. They had 4-5 that I really liked, but I could do without the rest.

Adullamite said...

The Beatles, the world's greatest band.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Yep, no question of it.