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Thread #31479   Message #983711
Posted By: JennyO
15-Jul-03 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Weed songs
Subject: Lyr Add: COSMIC AND FREAKY (Grit Laskin)
Then there's "Cosmic and Freaky" by Grit Laskin - a parody of "Pleasant and Delightful" and while not really a weed song, it is sort of in that spirit, especially when my friend Rhymin' Simon sings it.

In the lines "..the pipes in the meadow, man they blew me away",
he sings "..the grass in the meadow it blew me away":

COSMIC AND FREAKY
(Grit Laskin)
It was cosmic and freaky,
on a midsummer's day
And the pipes in the meadow,
Man, they blew me away,
And the blackbirds and the thrushes
were into their own thing,
And the larks got off on music,
Man like all they did was sing

A freak and his ol' lady
were out tripping through the heather
Said the freak to his ol' lady,
"Man, my head's not together,
So I'm trucking out to Frisco,
Where the alpha waves run free,
And the highs you reach on skateboards,
Have transcended LSD."

Well, a picture of his Earth Shoe,
she instantly drew
Saying, "This is where I'm at, man,
I'm still tuned into you."
And as they dug each other's head space,
Tears from her eyes he did see
She said "Can I come?" and he said "No,
Man, don't lay that trip on me."

He said, "Man, we're getting heavy,
I'm not into what's going down
The taxi meter's running,
and I'm [turned/bummed off this town
But you'll still be my ol' lady
If you're ever near San Francisco
After all, babe, you're a Pisces,
And I'm a Scorpio."

Simon also does a very clever parody of Banjo Patterson's "Clancy of the Overflow", called "Clancy of the Party Cone", by Banjo Pack-us-one. I can't find the words, though. And Simon is not divulging his sources. I know he didn't write it though.

Jenny