amyarizona wrote:I just listened to Blows Against the Empire for the first time in ---- oh say about 20 years, and certainly the first time I ever listened to it straight and am really surprised how well that starship piece stands the test of time.
I can't get the words and music (most of which I still knew by heart) out of my head. I enjoyed it so much I have replayed it a couple of times since and found it was good music to make love to then and still is now. I don't get those flashbacks they promised us but found this music could take me on a bit of a trip.
I don't know who reads this forum but if any of the Airplane/Starship who made that album read this, I just wanted to say: thanks for the music and the memories. .
JPPMcStepBBlues wrote:I dont think that is what that song means, I just think the slow part is more of an ending to the A side of the record and leaving open space for the B side. The song talks about two lovers being in the park and her telling him that "a child is coming" and what they are going to do about it, as not tell Uncle Sam that he exists. Seems to be the ending is sort of a prelude to the B side which deals with getting the starship and leaving the earth. Which is probably the "its getting better" part. If you listen to the lyrics they are not at all satanic just the music is more slow. Crosby, Slick, and Kantner say stuff like "it's getting better", "being together", "it getting better to be born to be alive", doesn't sound very satanic to me.
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