The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil

Album: After Bathing at Baxter's (1967)
Charted: 42
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  • If you were a bird and you lived very high,
    You'd lean on the wind when the breeze came by,
    You'd say to the wind as it took you away,
    That's where I wanted to go today"
    And I do know that I need to have you around
    Love like a mountain springtime,
    flashing through the rivers of my mind;
    it's what I feel for you.
    [Armadillo] (spoken by Grace)
    You and me go walking south
    And we see all the world around us,
    The colors blind my eyes and my mind to all but you,
    And I do know that I need to have you around,
    And I do, I do know that I need to have you around.
    I have a house where I can go
    When there's too many people around me;
    I can sit and watch all the people
    Down below goin' by me;
    Halfway down the stair is a stair
    Where I sit and think around you and me;
    But I wonder will the sun still see all the people goin' by.
    Will the moon still hang in the sky when I die,
    When I die, when I'm high, when I die?
    If you were a cloud and you sailed up there,
    You'd sail on water as blue as air,
    You'd see me here in the fields and say,
    "Doesn't the sky look green today?" Writer/s: Paul Kantner
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Tony Arioli from Guerneville, CaThis recording could be a (sort of) unofficial anthem of San Francisco - "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" is getting rather stale.
  • Apsa from AfricaI can listen to that song again and again, and never feel bored. The rythm and lead guitars, as well as the drumming, are quite representative of how the whole album sounds. Representative of the spirit in which it's been done, too : laughter and lightness, fantasy.
    Armadillo !

    They say "You don't know Jorma if you don't know Jack", and I'd say you don't know Jefferson Airplane if you don't know Baxter's.
  • Dartanian from EarthThe song is correctly titled 'The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil' with ampersands instead of the words 'and' between. The title of the song refers to Winnie the Pooh as well as folk singer Fred Neil. Parts of the lyrics are taken from A. A. Milne's first book of children's poetry 'When We Were Very Young.'
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