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This song contains a spacey, twilight zonish instrumental break dominated by strings and brass, with the sound of someone, presumably a street drug dealer, saying "acid" repeatedly. When commercial US radio stations got wise to this, they played only the edited version of the song, going straight from the second chorus to the "love, love, love" lead-in to the song's final fadeout, with no instrumental break and no guy saying "acid." (thanks, mac - evanston, IL)
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