Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lysergic Song, Definitely

We finally make it to the great year of 1966 when Knees goes on the road with a C&W band to Greeley CO and then rides the Greyhound to Hollywood to make his fortune -- and get stoned. He lasted about a month in paradise then scuttled back to Farmington and the inevitable draft.

 
Written: Gilmore Street, North Hollywood CA, 1966

Knees was staying with Barry D. and his band buddy Norm in North Hollywood when they put this song together. Norm wrote the chorus and they used to sing it in three-part harmony in the bathroom (for the reverb) after toking up in the closet. Knees was quite proud of his many psychedelic references and the backwards guitar solo.

I met you on a ship
Cosmic laughter made you trip
An excuse a seasoned witch never buys
Thought a girl like you would know,
Lyin’s very proud to show
That it’s visible to turned on acid eyes.

You filtered out my soul
Left no directions how to hold
Perception’s golden revolving doors
I’m offering all I touch
On the altar of too much
The high priestess says she wants much more.

Weave a tapestry of truth
Teaching love to keep its youth
Forgetting all the paths of its frustrations.

Blind man saw me today,
Took a look an walked away
I got a feelin you’re tearin down my mind
You got me breathin cellophane,
Watchin shadows made of rain
You want me seein words that say I’m blind.