Steely Dan – Jack of Speed

”Teddy’s rolling now most every night
Skatin’ backwards at the speed of light
He’s changed – in a thousand little ways
He’s changed – yes indeed
You know he’s movin’ on metal, yes he’s
Hanging tight with the Jack of Speed

Sheena’s party – there’s a case in point
That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint
He’s gone – he walks through the old routines
But he’s gone – guaranteed
He may be sittin’ in the kitchen, but he’s
Steppin’ out with the Jack of Speed

You maybe got lucky for a few good years
But there’s no way back from there to here
He’s a one way rider
On the shriek express
And his new best friend is at the throttle more or less

He can’t hear you honey – that’s alright
Pack some things and head up into the light
Don’t stop – he’ll be callin’ out your name
But don’t stop when you hear him plead
You better move now little darlin’ or you’ll be
Trading fours with the Jack of Speed”

Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne

”Clean this mess up else we’ll all end up in jail
Those test tubes and the scale
Just get them all out of here
Is there gas in the car?
Yes, there’s gas in the car
I think the people down the hall
Know who you are

Careful what you carry
’Cause the man is wise
You are still an outlaw in their eyes”

Biisi on saanut innoitusta Owsley Stanleysta, joka valmisti ja myi LSD:tä 1960-luvulla.