George from Vancouver, CanadaIf I was a young adult back then jealousy for Crosby might've killed me. But when I heard this sung by Grace Slick, I'd've been in love for sure -- the way the silver notes just flow through her lips -- pure Heaven! I would've foresworn threeways forever to have Grace. . .
David didn't write it for himself to sing, but for the Byrds, then when they said no, it made its way into Grace's hands & she sung it better than I can imagine any other doing it. I can picture myself pining for her as she's with the other leg of the triad, just from how she curls the notes as she sings. . .
George from Vancouver, Canadamenage a trois is sex among three. Triad is polyamory(love/marriage among three); a beautifully sung song from the heyday of music conceptualizing life. Now this ("Triad" is the accepted common term for three-way marriage.
Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScGrace Slick didn't write the song. David Crosby did. Imho David Crosby's version is better.
George from Harmsway, MnThe term "water brothers" is from the book Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, which explored (among other things) non-traditional marriage/family structures. The term originated on Mars, and it indicated the deepest relationship possible. Its literal meaning is "someone with whom you have shared water," a very selfless gesture on the water-parched planet.
Em from Incheon, Korea - SouthGrace Slick was married to two guys at the same time when she was singing for Jefferson Airplane. This is probably one of the reasons she could write a song about this kind of thing.
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