most wtf lyric in Jefferson Airplane's "Planes"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0gnnVcOLNc for homework

chorus is excluded except for one o_O line at the end

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OptionVotes
I love planes, sensual aircraft 19
And the little boy is still like a little boy, and he met another/Little girl, and they made another little boy 5
And she watched him draw and draw planes and wings and flying things/Even during tests, he'd keep on drawing 1
Soon will send him lovingly to the centre of the sky/And teach him flying, and dreaming, and visions true flying 1
And the new little guy still loves planes and flying things/And both his mother and father love him and hold him and hu 1
Puttin' the pieces together, put on your wings and come with me and/Fly, fly, fly to the centre of the sky, let's go fl 0
I'm getting ready for a great leap forward, ready for a leap in the pool/Ready to touch the stars again, ready to go ba 0
Flying, great roaring engines now will lift my wings/Rockets now and spacecraft to the center of the sky 0
Flying, at first like a leaf floating in the air/Now like an eagle soaring there 0
And his mother didn't want him and his father was always working, so he/Just set his head to the center of the sky and 0
He was just a little boy and he sat there in his school/And the little girl in the very next chair, she thought he was 0


waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

full lyrics for those cut off in the options:

He was just a little boy and he sat there in his school
And the little girl in the very next chair, she thought he was so cool
And she watched him draw and draw planes and wings and flying things
Even during tests, he'd keep on drawing
And his mother didn't want him and his father was always working, so he
Just set his head to the centre of the sky and dreamed of
Flying, at first like a leaf floating in the air
Now like an eagle soaring there
Flying, great roaring engines now will lift my wings
Rockets now and spacecraft to the centre of the sky
I'm getting ready for a great leap forward, ready for a leap in the pool
Ready to touch the stars again, ready to go back to school
Puttin' the pieces together, put on your wings and come with me and
Fly, fly, fly to the centre of the sky, let's go flying
I love planes, experimental aircraft
I love planes, jet, jet, jet aircraft
Breaking through the sound barrier
Into, into the light
And the little boy is still like a little boy, and he met another
Little girl, and they made another little boy
And the new little guy still loves planes and flying things
And both his mother and father love him and
Hold him and hug him whenever he needs it and
Soon will send him lovingly to the centre of the sky,
And teach him
Flying, and dreaming, and visions true flying
I love planes, jet aircraft
I love planes, sensual aircraft

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

song for miyazaki

“Remember,” he says, “Noddy Holder is a gangster.” (contenderizer), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:49 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.dreamsleep.net/phallus-dream-meaning.html

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I love this song. Loved it when it came out and I still listen to it occasionally. It was genuinely weird, especially as a follow-up to Starship.

The line that always stuck with me was "whenever he needs it" which doesn't seem to be on the ballot, so I'll go with what comes directly before:

And the new little guy still loves planes and flying things/And both his mother and father love him and hold him and hu

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:56 (one year ago) Permalink

I love planes, sensual aircraf

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Hahah this thing.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

omg what is this

a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i have always tried to stear clear of this album..

a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:22 (one year ago) Permalink

jesus this video

ok i'm done

a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i woke up in the middle of the night last night, saw this thread, watched the video, and i'm still convinced i dreamed it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:56 (one year ago) Permalink

I posted it on FB last night and my friend messaged me at work this morning howling at the video.

I actually checked to make sure someone hadn't St Sanders'ed the song underneath the real video (not that the video was any less kooky)

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't even know this song existed. funny that most of guys were sick of the slick professionalism and commercialism of Starship, and this was the alternative? may as well sell out, if you ask me

Vinnie, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 02:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I remember seeing this thing the (probably one and only) time it was on MTV. Christ what garbage.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 02:47 (one year ago) Permalink

funny that most of guys were sick of the slick professionalism and commercialism of Starship

I don't know which members this is referring to.

timellison, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 03:30 (one year ago) Permalink

KBC Band record was Kantner, Balin, and Casady - 1986.

timellison, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 03:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Kaukonen didn't like it: "Their approach to recording was not the way we used to do it in the old days. It was very much the modular, sequenced LA way of recording. It works for some people but not me. It just wasn't even fun. It was well done but not very passionate."

timellison, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 03:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I was thinking of Kantner, when he left Jefferson Starship, and Grace Slick when she left Starship, but "most of the guys" may have been overstating it

Vinnie, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 04:25 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxnsmRl8x14

timellison, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 05:00 (one year ago) Permalink

whaaaaat the fuck is this song! can't believe this has never crossed my desk before. strange combination of really embarrassing "He's hip! He's cool! He's 40" moves, and a kind of offbeat quality that reminds me of idk, They Might Be Giants? or some late Pixies stuff, like "Alec Eiffel" or something. the chorus kinda reminds me of mountain goats "foreign object," in a good way.

tbh i kinda want to vote for everything grace slick is doing in the video but i guess i have to go with "And the little boy is still like a little boy, and he met another little girl" - i get what it's going for but if you have any filter at all on "should we let this lyric out" that'd be the one you'd think it'd catch.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 05:50 (one year ago) Permalink

KLOS promoed the heck out of JA's tour stop for this "this is the band your parents warned you about because they are your parents!" I think I only heard this song on MTV.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 07:03 (one year ago) Permalink

My god.

I will never hear another bad word against "We Built This City."

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

All those longhair bands with those jackass names should have been required to do songs like this. They liked planes. Now it makes sense.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 04:32 (one year ago) Permalink

the distance between the verse and the chorus of this song is at least twelve universes

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 04:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Now imagine what some of the rest of the album is like. I give you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQ7oycoAQQ

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Plus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbKB8GEp-L8

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

christ, "Panda"......

ridiculous as it is, Grace's voice makes it listenable

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:13 (one year ago) Permalink

"Common Market Madrigal" might as well be a John Rutter piece.

(I like it!)

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:15 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VIIi-4eoUw

this actually has guitars w/ bite in it at times!

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:22 (one year ago) Permalink

i may actually be more floored by "panda" than i was by "planes"

panda planes btw might have made kind of a decent band name a few years back. plane panda, too.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 9 March 2017 07:36 (one year ago) Permalink

It's all about Grace Slick's facial expressions in the video. Looks like she had too much coffee on set.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 9 March 2017 11:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, "coffee."

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Heh heh heh!

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

there's only slight evidence in that video that grace slick knows how to blink

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck now i've got this stuck in my head

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh my days... I work in aviation (incredibly pretentious way of saying I'm cabin crew tbph) and it's going to take all my mental fortitude to stop this from being a permanent fixture in my head.

Also, Grace Slick's come-with-me gesture at 1.55 has got to be the most one of the most uninviting things I've ever seen my life. She looks like she really wants to show you a dead body.

Girl with Curious Hair, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

wait so i just realized this is billed as Jefferson Airplane? what was the deal w/going back to that?

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

oh duh the lineup nevermind

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Okay this is good -- part of why I remembered this thing so 'fondly' is that 1989 had a plague of reunions going around from bands that I mostly didn't care about. A quick search in Google turned up what (at least in its archives) was the one contemporaneous newspaper profile on the JA reunion, in the New York Times itself:

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/29/arts/on-again-off-again-jefferson-airplane-is-on-again.html

And it starts:

Just because every rock band anyone remembers from the 1960's and 1970's has chosen this summer to regroup and tour doesn't mean the reunited Jefferson Airplane planned to jump on some bandwagon.

''It just sort of slopped together, in the usual fashion we do everything,'' said Grace Slick, who joined the Jefferson Airplane in 1966 for its second album, ''Surrealistic Pillow,'' and who sang such psychedelic anthems as ''White Rabbit'' and ''Somebody to Love.''

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

The drummer for the tour is Kenny Aronoff, a member of John Cougar Mellencamp's band, and the touring band also includes auxiliary keyboardists and guitarists.

Hmm.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

And this bit!

''It started out as a joke on Paul,'' Ms. Slick said. ''We hadn't even talked for a year, and we were battling legally - in fact, there are still some standing lawsuits between me and Paul, something to do with the Airplane. But then, there are at least 15 or 20 active lawsuits now between managers, record companies, agencies, a morass of stuff that comes from all different angles."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Haha, holy shit!

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when this track was recorded/the video was made...

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

if there was a fly on the wall, Grace probably ate it

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

In the video, the behavior of the band members makes sense if you assume that they think you dropped thirty minutes ago, and they're trying to test if you're tripping. They're all "yeah, we're the jeffersonmotherfukinairplane and we're back blowin' minds and do you feel smaller yet Alice" rather than "yup, we're on the plague of reunions bandwagon". They're feeling it.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-tcLVzpnP4

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Anyway, how much you want to bet this song was just them being all "Gee this Pink Floyd reunion single was a hit"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCB_INs2E24

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

The song doesn't work but I can't help thinking that the creative impulses driving it are similar impulses regarding expression and pushing the structural envelope behind something like "The Ballad of You, Me, and Pooneil." Not anywhere near as inspired, I totally grant that. But those are impulses for which I admire them a lot.

timellison, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I was just watching a video of them playing "Eskimo Blue Day" from 1970 yesterday. Their songs were so experimental.

timellison, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:41 (one year ago) Permalink

That spring break video is a weird as hell mix of things. Easy to see why Grace Slick might had to down quite a varied cocktail of chemicals to get through an abstract day like that one.

earlnash, Friday, 10 March 2017 04:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't decide who is less comfortable looking at the camera, Grace or Jorma. Compensating in different ways obv

El Tomboto, Friday, 10 March 2017 12:39 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I love plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanes - JET AIRCRAFT

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 September 2017 04:11 (one year ago) Permalink

i still believe i hallucinated this song and video

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Wasn't Paul Kantner always terrible though? That's what I surmised from my investigations into JA.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:46 (one year ago) Permalink

No.

timellison, Monday, 18 September 2017 22:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I love planes, jet aircraft
I love planes, sensual aircraft
Here come the planes.
They're American planes. Made in America.
Smoking or non-smoking?

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 03:39 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I LOVE PLANES

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 03:09 (one week ago) Permalink


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