Smashing Pumpkins – A Girl Named Sandoz

The Smashing Pumpkins coveroi hienosti tämän The Animalsin biisin uransa alkuvaiheessa singlen b-puolelle.

Biisissä kerrotaan tytöstä, joka opettaa kertojan pahoille tavoille. 1938 Albert Hoffman keksi LSD:n Sandoz-nimisessä laboratoriossa.

“Well I met a girl called Sandoz
And she taught me many many things
Good things, very good things
Sweet things

I met her on a Sunday morning
It was hot though the snow lay on the ground
Strange things, very strange things
My mind has wings

Sandoz Sandoz
Will you tell me no?
Sandoz Sandoz
Will you tell me why?
We could all learn something from your mind, yeah

She is very old yet many think she’s young
One kiss from her and you know your time has come
Good times, for all times
Sandoz”

Hoyt Axton – Snowblind Friend

“You say it was this mornin’ when you last saw your good friend
Lyin’ on the sidewalk with the misery on his brain
Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall
Of some unholy bathroom in some ungodly hall

He only had a dollar to live on ‘till next Monday
But he spent it all on comfort for his mind
Did you say you think he’s blind?

Someone should call his parents or a sister or a brother
And they’ll come and take him back home on a bus
But he’ll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother
And he’ll always be another one of us

He said he wanted heaven but prayin’ was too slow
So he bought a one-way ticket on an airline made of snow
Did you say you saw your good friend flyin’ low

You say it was this mornin’ when you last saw your good friend
Lyin’ on the sidewalk with the misery on his brain
Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall
Of some unholy bathroom in some ungodly hall

Did you say you saw your good friend flyin’ low
Dyin’ slow
Blinded by snow”

Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend

Karu kuvaus kaverista, joka ei pääse eroon aineista.

“You say it waa this morning when you last saw your good friend
Lying on the pavement with the misery on his brain
Stoned upon a potion he found upon the wall In some unholy bathroom in some un godly hall
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday, But he spent it on comfort for his mind- you say you think he’s blind.
Someone should call his parents a sister or a brother, And they’re bound to take him back home on a bus
But he’ll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother
And he’ll always be another one of us

He said he wanted heaven but prayin’ was to slow So he bought a one way ticket, on an airline made of snow
You say you saw your good friend flyin low, dieing slow, flying low, dying slow flying low
He only had a dollar to live on til next monday But he spent it on comfort for his mind you say you think he’s blind
He said he wanted heaven but prayin was to slow”