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Postby Junior on Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:10 pm

Hi For a long time, I have thought that when Marty or David Freiberg or whomever was singing (in Wooden Ships) "Won't you try some of these purple berries," that he was being nice. Like in "Won't You Try" Paul is being nice when he recommends caps or blue or sometimes tabs of orange haha..
Anyway then there's Stephen Still's line, "horror grips us as we watch you die."
Remember that Simpsons when the kids were on an island like Lord of the Flies and Ralph ate some berries? Oops!
Well it is like they say, "don't eat the brown acid..."
How many fingers am I holding?
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Postby ceangle13 on Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:52 pm

MARTY WAS SINGING THE LINE- WON'T YOU TRY SOME OF MY PURPLE BERRIES, I'VE BEEN EATING THEM FOR SIX OR SEVEN WEEKS NOW-HAVEN'T GOT SICK ONCE- PROBABLY KEEP US BOTH ALIVE....... WHAT A GREAT SONG- I PREFER THE AIRPLANE VERSION MUCH MORE POWERFUL!
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Postby The Other Side on Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:16 pm

CSN's is more a story, with really great, subdued playing by Stills. Airplane's "Wooden Ships" is conceptual anthemic predecessor to BLOWS...

It lays the groundwork.
"Go Ride the Music"
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Postby DonRico1967 on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:48 pm

Both versions of the song concern a post-Apocalyptic nightmare... A WWIII survival scenario...

And either way, I don't think those theoretical "people on the shoreline" were too concerned about trippin' balls...

They just tryin' survivin'...
UP AGAINST THE WALL, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
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Postby Sam on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:53 pm

man, I have always just thought it was a nice song. The wooden ships represent freedom. In my eyes, er ears, wooden ships=big green fields (with no ticks!).
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Postby DonRico1967 on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:02 pm

I hear ya, brother... But the song 's subject matter goes a little deeper, and truly, it is not all "nice"...

To me, "Wooden Ships" represents not only a literal science-fiction tale of post-nuclear-holocaust survival drama, but also a perfect literary allegory...

A concise metaphor for the then-contemporary cultural civil-war of the 1960's, the epic struggle of good vs. evil... "Freaks" vs. "Straights"... Us & Them...

And that in the end, the peaceful, humble, berry-scavenging kind folk...

YOU and ME...

We WILL prevail over the "silver-people" who-- with their death-weapons and nuclear technology-- seek to control, distort, dominate and destroy our collective home, Mother Earth.

So yeah.
UP AGAINST THE WALL, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
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Postby Sam on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:08 pm

I get it. It's kind of like grass hoppers and ticks. Grass hoppers are peaceful, nice, and awesome. They aren't gross at all, and I like to play with them. Ticks on the other hand, they are the opposite. Ticks jump on your legs and start makin' there way up! Trying to find a place to suck your blood and make your skin sore. The grass hoppers are greatly out weighed by the ticks, for now anyway. Soon, the grass hoppers and stick bugs will regain control using peace, while the ticks get killed by some sort of pesticide. AKA, wooden ships. Right?
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Postby Chasin'Destiny on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:40 pm

Ticks ?
If you talk about what i think,
it is a little monster from hell !
Bad joke, but these creeps are not only
dangerous for you but your dog to !

Bloody serious now !
If you or your dog has one on your body,
just pull it of and your WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
The head stays in your body and
could make it more bad at all !!
NOT with alcohol !!!!
NOT with heat !!!!
I have a tool for that job,
i did get that at an animal hospital.
A good animal doctor should have it to.

Go to an animal doctor and ask for it
BEFORE you need it...

You have to use a tool for that !
Because there is something you
should know about ticks.
Lyme disease....

http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/removingticks.html

http://www.medicinenet.com/lyme_disease/article.htm

Not a funny story but BLOODY SERIOUS !
Because Lyme disease !....

A visit to your doctor could be
a good thing if YOU had one.....
the same for your dog...

It's the high temp. out there....
some rain.....and these ticks...
like that !!!.....they are reproducing
them selves very quick....
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Postby freakmeout on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:46 pm

My brother had Lyme disease as a kid, but luckily, he was fine.
They are extremely uncomfortable with the idea that I am a teenage girl in the body of a 60 year old career criminal who has already died 16 times...
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Postby Sam on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:49 pm

I guess you don't know who you are talking to. I spend more time worrying about ticks then I do . . . um . . . doing something I do a lot! I have a good technique for pulling ticks off of my dog. I just scream, "Mom!" and she takes care of it. You don't need a special tool, just pull it out by the head.
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Postby Chasin'Destiny on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:49 pm

freakmeout wrote:My brother had Lyme disease as a kid, but luckily, he was fine.


Do you remember the day he has that tick on him,
and the day the doctor did say it was Lyme ?
Weeks ?....Month ?....
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Postby Sam on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:50 pm

if you pull a tick off you and there is a big gross red mark around the place it bit you, you most likely have lyme disease.
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Postby Chasin'Destiny on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:53 pm

Sam wrote:I guess you don't know who you are talking to. I spend more time worrying about ticks then I do . . . um . . . doing something I do a lot! I have a good technique for pulling ticks off of my dog. I just scream, "Mom!" and she takes care of it. You don't need a special tool, just pull it out by the head.



(sorry for my crap english now)
If that is serious ?....Go ahead !...
That little tick does some fluid in your body.
So little but MORE DANGEROUS as you know !

You don't drop dead at once...
But after some time....
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Postby Sam on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:54 pm

I know, it ruins your joints.
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Postby Chasin'Destiny on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:58 pm

Sam wrote:I know, it ruins your joints.



If you don't believe me....OK!...
It is just a very small animal ; a tick
But it could ruin your life !

If you are Rambo Schwarzenegger...
just go to a doctor and some pils...
But if your health isn't that good...
Bad luck if you do nothing....

For your dog the same story...
A puppy can die !!!!!!!!
A dog of 1 / 2 years not, only
if YOU take care......
It's up to you...
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