Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
Released: September 1966 - Highest Chart Position: #128
Blues From An Airplane (Balin/Spence) 2:10 
Let Me In (Balin/Kantner) 2:55 
Bringing Me Down (Balin/Kantner) 2:22 
It's No Secret (Balin) 2:37 
Tobacco Road (Loudermilk) 3:26 
Runnin' 'Round This World (Balin/Kantner) 2:40 
Come Up The Years (Balin/Kantner) 2:30 
Run Around (Balin/Kantner) 2:35 
Let's Get Together (Powers) 3:32 
Don't Slip Away (Balin/Spence) 2:31 
Chauffeur Blues (Melrose) 2:25 
And I Like It (Balin/Kaukonen) 3:16 

Band Lineup:

Marty Balin - Vocals
Signe Toly Anderson - Vocals
Paul Kantner - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen - Solo Guitar
Jack Casady - Bass Guitar
Alex (Skip) Spence - Drums
BLUES FROM AN AIRPLANE (M. Balin/A. Spence)

Do you know?
How sad it is to be a man alone.
I feel so
Solitary being in my home
Without you
Don't know what to do
and I don't know where you are
I can see
My life is meant to fall apart someday
Just to be
A simple man who sadly lost his way
Got no girl
So I got no world
and I got no words left to say.
Hey hey hey hey hey
Come make me happy
Like I never known before
Say say say say say
Have you ever known a heart
Who needed you more
Where are you?
What's that sound around my heart I feel
Something new
I'm sure the love your giving must be real
I know now
And I'm sure of how
I can be the man I feel
I can be the man I feel.
LET ME IN (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

Oh let me in I wanna be there
You shut your door
Now it ain't there
Without a word to me
Without a look at me
You turned me down without a care
Oh let me in
Hear what I'm, talking about
I gotta get in
But you keep putting me out
Without a call to me
Without a love for me
You don't even know if there is
One gram of doubt
Oh let me in baby
You're driving me crazy
Your playing games in my mind
Oh let me in honey
Don't tell me it's so funny
I didn't know that you could
Be that unkind
(Break)
Oh let me in
You know I, want only you
I don't want to be told
by you what to do
Without a care for me
Without a love for me
Who's gonna talk for me
Who's gonna speak for me
You walked away for something
That you knew
Thank's for nothing

BRINGING ME DOWN (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

You're bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down
Well the things your doing
Or playing your games
Well you better get wise now
Or things gonna change
Coz your bringing me down
and you know it ain't right
You've been running around Love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down
Well you used to tell me
My love was your flame
But I had you last evening
No it wasn't the same
Coz your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down
(Break)
Your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down
Well your love used to echo
From my feet to my brain
Aahh but now it just whispers
Well I think your to blame
Coz your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down
Yeh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Yeh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Ahh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Yeh your bringing me down.

IT'S NO SECRET (M. Balin)

It's no secret
How strong my love is for you
It's no secret
When I tell you what I'm gonna do
Coz I love you, yes I love you
It's no secret
Everybody knows how I feel
It's no secret
When I say my love is real
Coz I love you, yes I love you
It's no secret
When you got me jumping up and down
It's no secret
Coz my heart is chained and bound
I love you, yes I love you yeh
It's no secret
Everybody knows how I feel
(Break)
As I get older the years they get heavy for you
Woh, is it any wonder I feel that my whole life is through
Yeh, When I start feeling how strong my love is for you
Woh, Knowing I'll be empty wanting your love like I do
It's no secret
When you got me jumping up and down
It's no secret
Coz my heart is chained and bound
I love you, yes I love you yeh
It's no secret, no
Everybody knows how I feel (It's no secret) Yeow,
It's no secret, no
Everybody knows how I feel (It's no secret) Yeow,
It's no secret, Yeow

TOBACCO ROAD (John D. Loudermilk) 

Tobacco Road
I was born
In a trunk
My Mumma died,
Yeah, my Daddy got drunk
Left me here
To die alone
in the middle of Tobacco Road
I grew up in, yeah
Rusty shack
All I owned was a hanging on my back
Lord knows how much I loathed
This place called Tobacco Road
Coz its home
The only life I ever know, yeh
And the Lord knows I loathed
Tobacco Road
Yeh, Yeh, Yeh...
I'm gonna leave now
Get me a job
With the help and the grace of God
I'm gonna save my money
Get very rich I know
Bring it back to Tobacco Road
Bring that dynamite, yeh
Big old crane
Blow it up, tear it down
Start all over again
Build me a town
Be very proud to show
Keep the name of Tobacco Road
Coz its home
The only life I ever know, yeh
And the Lord knows I loathed
Tobacco Road
Yeh, Yeh, Yeh.
(Break)
I'm gonna leave now
And get me a job, yeh
With the help and the grace of God
I'm gonna save my money
Get very rich I know
Bring it back to Tobacco Road
Bring that dynamite, yeh
big old crane
Blow it up, tear it down
Start all over again
Build me a town
Be very proud to show
keep the name of Tobacco Road
Coz its home
The only life I ever know, yeh
And the Lord knows I loathed
Tobacco Road.
Yeh, 
Tobacco Road.
Yeh, Yeh.

RUNNIN' 'ROUND THIS WORLD (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

We've running round this world too much girl
Trying not to see but now were free of them
I understand what I understood before
But loving you has made me understand much more
Is it the music in your heart I love so much
Is it the rainbows of your smile I love to touch
There are red flowers in each kiss upon your lips
The times I've spent with you have been fantastic (Trips)
Well I've seen you in a thousand dreams,
Many many days
Without your love around
I'm gonna loose my way and you'll loose yours
You know what's happening you can't sleep or think now
Shadows they are lifted off off you
We can walk here love where we want to.
(Break)
Well I've seen you in a thousand dreams,
Many many days
Without your love around
I'm gonna loose my way and you'll loose yours
You know what's happening you can't sleep or think now
Shadows they are lifted off off you
We can walk here love where we want to.

 

COME UP THE YEARS (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

I oughta get going
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
Coz your so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years and love me
Love me
Love me
A younger girl keeps hanging around
One of the loveliest I've ever found
Blowing my mind
Stealing my heart
Somebody help me for I'll fall apart
I oughta get going
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
Coz your so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years and love me
Love me
Love me
The things she's doing keep turning me on
And I've been happy to go right along
I know it's time that I said goodbye
I know I can't leave no matter how hard I try
(Break)
I oughta get going
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
Coz your so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years and love me
Love me
Love me
I oughta get going (Love me)
Come up the years
Come up the years (Love me)
I oughta get going (Won't you Love me)
Come up the years
Come up the years

RUN AROUND (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

Run time run around
Don't look back
Turn from me and go your way
You left me here
Without anything to love
I tell you
I've had enough of your hands running round my brain
And I've had enough of the way that you cause me pain
So slow down run around
your outta sight (Run around)
Walk with me and stay the night (Walk with me)
We could be near like we used to be before
Oh girl,
I need more of the times that you turned me round
And there's no time to turn away love I found
So couldn't we forget about today
Start again from where we were
We used to dance out to space without a care
And our laughter come ringing and singing
We row round the music
Blinded by colours
Come flashing from flowers
That sway as you stay here by me
Slow down run around your outta sight (Run Around)
Walk with me and stay the night (walk with me)
We could be near like we used to be before
Oh girl
I need more of the times that you turned me round
And there's no time to turn away love I found
Run around
(Break)
Run time run around
Don't look back
Turn from me and go your way
You left me here
Without anything to love
I tell you
I've had enough of your hands running round my brain
And I've had enough of the way that you cause me pain
Run around

LET'S GET TOGETHER (Chet Powers)

Love is but a song we sing
Fear a way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Hear the angels cry
Know the dove is on the wing
You need not know why
Hey people now smile on your Brother
Let me see you get together
Love one another right now
Some will come and some will go
We shall surely pass
When the wind that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moments sunlight
Fading on the grass
Hey people now smile on your Brother
Let me see you get together
Love one another right now
(Break)
Hey people now smile on your Brother
Let me see you get together
Love one another right now
If you hear the song I'm singing
You will understand
You hold the key to love and fear
Are in your trembling hands
One key unlocks them both you know
Its at your command
Hey people now smile on your Brother
Let me see you get together
Love one another right now

DON'T SLIP AWAY (M. Balin/A. Spence)

Almost been a year since we've been together
Seems so long ago since you drifted away
Suddenly the past has fallen in behind us
Now all I know is I want you to stay
Don't slip away, oh no don't slip away
Now that your here, we should,
Just let it happen.
Some things are best if there only forgotten
You know I'm sorry but what can I say
The best years are after tomorrow
The time for changing should begin with today
Don't slip away, oh no don't slip away.
Now that your here, we should,
Just let it happen.
You can't hide what we share with each other
I know you still care and feel the same way
I'm sure there's more love in your heart than your showing
Now it depends on what you have to say
Don't slip away, oh no don't slip away
Now that your here, we should,
Just let it happen.
(Break)
Don't slip away, oh no don't slip away
Now that your here, we should,
Just let it happen.
Now that your here.

CHAUFFEUR BLUES (Lester Melrose)

Wanna see my chauffeur
I wanna see my chauffeur
Want him to drive me
Want him to drive me downtown
Because he drives so easy
Here come my chauffeur now
Don't want my chauffeur
Don't want my chauffeur
Driving them girls
Driving them girls all around
I'm a gonna steal me a pistol and
Shoot my chauffeur down
(Break)
Gonna let my chauffeur
Gonna let my chauffeur drive me around
Drive me around the world
Then he'll be my lover boy
I will be his girl

AND I LIKE IT (M. Balin/J. Kaukonen)

This is my life
How I'm satisfied
So watch it baby
Don't try to keep me tied, no
So why not
Let me be satisfied
This is my life
Yeh, this is my way
This is my time, yeh,
This is my dream,
You know I like it.
Baby this is my way
How it suits me fine
So watch it girl
Or I'll leave you behind, yeh
So why not
Fit your life in with mine
This is my way
Yeh, this is my time
This is my dream
Yeh, this is my life
You know I like it
Yeh, I like it
Yeh, baby look around tell me what you see
Is it the same things you want me to be
I've seen it all happen so wrong before
Please believe when I say its a bore
I need more
I need more
I need more....
Coz this is my time
I'm doing my best
So watch it baby
Ain't gonna be like the rest
So why not
Get away from the mess
This is my time,
Yeh this is my dream
This is my way
Yeh this is my life
You know I like it
Yeh I like it
Ohh I like it
You know it's mine.