Album: Crown of Creation (1968)
  • Lather was thirty years old today
    They took away all of his toys
    His mother sent newspaper clippings to him
    About his old friends who'd stopped being boys
    There was Harwitz E. Green, just turned thirty-three
    His leather chair waits at the bank
    And Seargent Dow Jones, twenty-seven years old
    Commanding his very own tank
    But Lather still finds it a nice thing to do
    To lie about nude in the sand
    Drawing pictures of mountains that look like bumps
    And thrashing the air with his hands

    But wait, oh Lather's productive you know
    He produces the finest of sound
    Putting drumsticks on either side of his nose
    Snorting the best licks in town
    But that's all over

    Lather was thirty years old today
    And Lather came foam from his tongue
    He looked at me eyes wide and plainly said
    Is it true that I'm no longer young?
    And the children call him famous
    What the old men call insane
    And sometimes he's so nameless
    That he hardly knows which game to play
    Which words to say
    And I should have told him, no, you're not old
    And I should have let him go on, smiling, baby wide Writer/s: GRACE SLICK
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Valerie from Eureka, CaYea, it's a really cool song. OOOH, Kevin in NJ. 11 years til you hit 30! Ouch. I wish I could say that. 30 is long ago behind me. Jon in Sonoma, how do you know about the shaving cream and the acid trip?
  • Kevin from Roselle Park, NjThis is a great song, 11 more years until i hit 30
  • Jon from Sonoma, CaIt was written about Dryden and bassist Jack Cassady. Lather was the shaving cream Spencer used. but the part about lying around in the sand was about Jack on an acid trip going down to the beach where he got arrested for indecent exposure.
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