Chasing Rabbits

I’m starting the weekend off early with some psychedelic rock…

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane has the most amazing voice which is shown off to great effect on White Rabbit and the band’s other great hit of the 60’s Somebody To Love.

Apart from Slick’s inspiration for this song drawn from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, there is a great deal of other trivia associated with it. It’s been covered at least 50 times by various artists from various genres, and they include George Benson, Patti Smith, The Damned and The Smashing Pumpkins.

It’s been featured either as an original or cover version in various films including Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, The Game, Platoon, Stoned, Sucker Punch, Hideous Kinky, and in television series such as The Sopranos, American Dad, The Simpsons, Futurama, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Blossom and The Osbournes.

As for the lyrics… well… if you’re sampling some of that shit this weekend, that’s your business.

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ’em a hookah-smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head