Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner: 1941 - 2016
The Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner: 1941 - 2016. Rest in Power.
A possibly little known fact is that The Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner co-wrote “Wooden Ships" with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.
"Wooden Ships" appeared as Track #6 on The Jefferson Airplane's album Volunteers in 1969.
The song "Wooden Ships" evokes images of escaping an apocalypse, possibly nuclear annihilation. Survivors climb aboard the "wooden ships" and set sail across the water. “Silver people” -- trying to restore order after the massive devastation -- try to stop them. However, the people aboard the "wooden ships" refuse to be stopped from completing their voyage.
“Lead her far from this barren land
Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cry and
Stare as all you human feelings die.”
"Wooden Ships" theme of a dystopia world resulting from the machinations of the elite wantonly spreading fear and destruction. The escapees on the "wooden ships" have lost hope but will no longer be silent and sit idly. The "Wooden Ships" passengers are going to “somewhere where we might laugh again” -- a hippie dream far from the Warz on Terrorz (TM).
And -- of course -- Was It Really All Just A "Hippie Dream"?
Or -- just maybe -- The Hippies were Right, afterall...
And the wooden ships
Are a hippie dream
Capsized in excess
If you know what I mean