Long John Silver
Released: July 1972 - Highest Chart Position: #20
ILong John Silver (Casady/Slick) 4:22 
Aerie (Gang Of Eagles) (Slick) 3:55 
Twilight Double Leader (Kantner) 4:46 
Milk Train (Creach/Slick/Spotts) 3:22 
The Son Of Jesus (Kantner) 5:30 
Easter? (Slick) 4:05 
Trial By Fire (Kaukonen) 4:38 
Alexander The Medium (Kantner) 6:50 
Eat Starch Mom (Kaukonen/Slick) 4:38 

Band Lineup:

Grace Slick - Vocals and Piano
Paul Kantner - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Jorma Kaukonen - Vocals and Lead Guitar
Jack Casady - Bass
Papa John Creach - Violin
John (Goatee) Barbata - Drums, Tambourine
and "Against The Grain Stubble Scraping"
Joey Covington - Drums on "Twilight Double Leader"
and "The Son Of Jesus"
Sammy Piazza - Drums on "Trial By Fire"
LONG JOHN SILVER (G. Slick/J. Casady)

Long John Silver ring in his ear
He's the hero, make that clear
Does the same thing his father did
Sailing around the Caribbean
Robing King's with his, talking parrot
This time I think he's on the high side
Scabs are forming, scraped his knee
Guards are warning, a bad man is free
He's like electric clock that needs no winding
Keeps the time, without your hand
Western feet need no binding
Take a barefoot run through old Japan
(Break)
He's seen a thousand countries, they're all the same
Some men are crazy, some of the men sane
But all men are ruled by a flag or a game
and he knows nobody's got you if you don't
If you don't sign your name
Long John Silver serves no king
No land holds him, that's why he feels like, Just like singing
Every country now and then
Roars like Irish, drunk and singing
Every monk will now and then
Call his men to hear the wenches night bells ringing
AERIE (GANG OF EAGLES) (G. Slick)

How he knows where he's going
Never lost,
No one,
Well there's no one faster,
Direction.
Born in his brain
He's got no reason to hide
He's got no laws to cross
He's got
Well he's got no master
Freedom
Born in his name
(Grace and Paul-) Aerie
(Grace and Paul-) Aerie
(Paul-) Aerie
(Grace-) Ai, Aerie
(Grace-) oh, aoh, Fly.
You can't fly
Human master
Look, You can't fly
You can't fly by yourself
You can't fly
Dying master
Without a rifle on your shelf.
(Grace and Paul-) Aerie
(Grace and Paul-) Aerie
(Paul-) Aerie
(Grace-) Ai, Aerie
TWILIGHT DOUBLE LEADER (P. Kantner)

Get down now and roll around me
Get down now and be my queen
Get down now and roll around me
Chinese dance around the queen
Twilight double leader
Comin' home to feed her
Charioteer already been here
Determination structure
Have you heard about your brothers and your sisters
Livin' in the mountains
Free of the city life
You can feel it in the streetime
Huntin' for the lifeline
Twilight all around you
Around and around you
You can make it in the nitetime
And if you're lost midway
Third of the week
She gonna find the right way to get to you
(Break)
Twilight double leader
Comin' home to please her
Walkin' on the water
Disappearing daughter
Citadel redeemer
Ain't got time to hang around movin' slow
I just got to go
I just got to go
I just got to go
I just got to go
MILK TRAIN (G. Slick/P J. Creach/R. Spotts)

Well, I don't wanna stop your milk train running
I just wanna ride it
Some of the time
I don't think you'd mind if I mention
Don't leave, the cow juice behind
It'll cost you nothing
Now I've got the time to talk to you
If you've got the time to laugh
I don't have to pay for your open mouth
You don't have to buy it
I'll give you
Free milk, Tongue bath
It'll cost you, cost you nothing
Well, some men they just talk me dry
Some men are all liquid in the mind
Some men are absolutely rigid
Some men are easy feeling, but they're so hard to find
You've got most of my body
Damn near all of my mind unwinding
Milk train comes by here, every day
Have a little taste of mine
You know it'll, cost you nothing
(Break)
Well, back door key don't mean nothing to me
If you're calling me loud and smooth
I'll just come sliding in the front door, as long as it's open
Long as we can find a little fresh milk that's loose
Just like a long time lover of fire
Like a body that shines like silk
Like a new clear line on a static wire
Like a, like a smooth old taste of milk
It'll, it'll cost you nothing
Cost you nothing
I don't wanna stop your milk train running
I, I
I just want to ride
I wanna ride it
I wanna ride it
I wanna ride it
Some of the time.
THE SON OF JESUS (P. Kantner)

Jesus had a son by Mary Magdalene
And he rode the land like the man who went before
Young Jesus raised him loud,
Mother Mary raised him proud
And he tracked the men who laid his father down
One day the Pilate died
With the fire in his side
Herod did die too not the way he wanted to
Y'see the child knew the secrets of Egypt & Isis
Magdalene remembered when the people smiled and had been looser
Looser than they'd been since the day young Jesus died
Public execution
Enhanced by levitation
Fancy mutilation for 2.000 years of time
Jesus could walk on the water
The man could dance on the sea of Galilee
But don't try breathing the water
Miracles go only so far you see
So you think young Jesus Christ never a lady
And you think young Mary never saw him smile wide & free
You won't read it in the bible
If you look you're liable ta come across the truth about the man from Galilee
She the man upon the water they had a son they had a daughter
She hid them from the slaughter in the deep Black Sea
God loved the son of Jesus
Ol' God got off on the spaklin' daughter too,
Yes he did Jesus could walk on the water
The man could dance on the Sea of Galilee
Watch him dance watch him dance watch him dance dance dance
EASTER? (G. Slick)

Golden velvet robes on Pope Paul
He's talking
I think he's stalking, devils of flesh
He rides chauffeured through the streets instead of walking
I think his holy story
I think his story is a mess
All I did last Easter
All I did was paint some eggs
It was a resurrection holy day
No more nails
No more nails in the holy legs
Only one true holy book in your hand
Singing in latin nobody understands
Licking wafers, paper thin
Ah, stupid Christian
Isn't it grand
Is this your reason, for this day
Do you have a little something holy, that you'd like to say to me
Something about a magic
Sacred, holiday
You look holy and humble on your knees
But it looks funny when you run that way
Paul's taking all your money
For turning your feet
Turning your feet into clay
Clay pigeon
One man of peace dies and a hundred wars begin
You keep, murdering people in his Christian name I thought he
I thought he
Could have sworn it
I thought he said
I could have sworn he said it was a sin
Soldier where have you been
Holiday
All I'm going to do this Easter
I'm just going to look for eggs
It's a resurrection holy day
no more nails
no more nails in the holy legs
No more brains
no more brains in the Christian
TRIAL BY FIRE (J. Kaukonen)

Gonna move out on the highway
make this moment last
till it closes with the future
Leaving out the past
Rollin' on and doin' fine
Now what do you think I see
That bony hand comes a beckonin'
Saying buddy come and go with me
Cause That engine just ain't strong enough
To get you round the 'turn
Lie on your back in the middle of a field
and watch your body burn
Don't try to tell me just who I am
When you don't know yourself
Spend all your time running out on the street
With your mind home on the shelf
Lookin' at me with your eyes so full of fire
Like you'd rather be seein' me dead
Lying on the floor with a hole in my face
And a ten gauge shotgun at my head
(Break)
You can leave me here but I won't tell
Things I know about you and know so well
The way you smile at me, try to set me free
And keep me wondering what the future will be
Rollin' on,
won't be long
I won't leave here till I sing this song
Don't try to tell me just who I am
When you don't know yourself
Spend all your time running out on the street
With your mind home on the shelf
Lookin' at me with your eyes so full of fire
Like you'd rather be seein' me dead
Lying on the floor with a hole in my face
And a ten gauge shotgun at my head
ALEXANDER THE MEDIUM (P. Kantner)

When the time does come near again
And when the day does seem clear again
Make it in the night time
The dreams ands in the light time
And all of you come away
Just a bow shot away
Let me tell you 'bout a story now
A tale of glory and power
An' I don't even know your name
But I thought I'd tell you all about it just the same
We are all creatures of fame, lightness and liberty
In the days of the olden times
Of ancient ladies and maritime splendor
Priests of Karnak and Thebes
Could walk through the ocean and the seas
When the pyramid she would sigh
The waters streamed from the sky
The ocean y'know she is your friends
Your brother and sister just as sure as sin
And Put your hands in the water
And rest your feet on the sea, black sea
You don't have to let your body die, oh no no no
You can come back again if you try
If you try
If you try
(Break)
This song was made then by you and me
A billion years before these oceans rolled
Oh, I can see you burning brightly
Y'shine like silver, like sun gold
An' a hundred years from today
All you people will be gone away
Down into the heart of the sea
Back to the time of wonder why you and me
An' I don't even know your name
But I thought I'd tell you all about it just the same
If you laugh real hard you win the game
Hands down
Before ol' Alexander 'twas just the same as now
Can you smell the blood of fame, lightness and liberty
EAT STARCH MOM (G. Slick/J. Kaukonen)

He's just an American boy, he loves his machine
A-no back-talk from a machine
When was the last time a television set
Gave you any shit about, who you met last night
A-no back-talk from a machine
Now if your motor doesn't turn over for you, Well, you don't feed it right
Give it a little grease, give it a little gas
Drive straight on through the night
Man-made mechanical mover, Love your machine
You say nothing's right, but natural things
Ah you fool
Poison oak is a natural plant
Why don't you put some in your food
Natural food makes you slow and stupid and it tastes like camron
I don't care if there's chemicals in it
As long as my lettuce is crisp
Preservatives might be preserving you all
I think that's something you might have
Oh I think you might have missed it
Yeh you miss it
Man-made mechanical mover
And I love his machine with
Smooth moving steel
(Break)
He's just an american boy and he loves his machine
Oh love it
For the machine
And I love his machine its-a
Smooth moving steel
(Break)
Well now keep your engine warm and wet
Be friendly to your steel.
Feed it right, mechanical pet
And then, get behind the wheel
Put a little statch in the old corvette
And then-a, give it a feel.
Ohhh Smooth moving steel, give it a feel
Man-made mechanical mover
It'll move faster than you can
Vegetable lover