"Green Grass and High Tides" as written by and Hughie Thomasson....
In a place you only dream of
Where your soul is always free
Silver stages, golden curtains
Filled my head, plain as can be
As a rainbow grew around the sun
All my stars of love who died
Came from somewhere beyond the scene you see
These lovely people played just for me

Now if I let you see this place
Where stories all ring true
Will you let me past your face
To see what's really you
It's not for me I ask these questions
As though I were a king
For you have to love, believe and feel
Before the burst of tambourines take you there

Green grass and high tides forever
Castles of stone souls and glory
Lost faces say we adore you
As kings and queens bow and play for you

Those who don't believe me
Find your souls and set them free
Those who do, believe and love
This time will be your key
Time and time again I've thanked them
For a piece of mind
They helped me find myself
Amongst the music and the rhyme
That enchants you there

Green grass and high tides forever
Castles of stone souls and glory
Lost faces say we adore you
As kings and queens bow and play for you
Yeah, they play just for you


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"Green Grass and High Tides" as written by Hughie Thomasson

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  • +4
    General CommentYou people make me laugh. This song is not about any sort of dope. None. First of all, the title is a reverse of the Rolling Stones album 'High Tides and Green Grass'. The song itself is a homage to Rock & Roll stars that have gone to great beyond.

    Actually, the "Kings and Queens" was mainly referring to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Some of the lyrics may sem non-sensical and filler material, but the guist of the song is about R&R greats.

    Hughie Thomasson went to the castle of stone sould and glory himself on September 9th. He was a great songwriter, singer and player and will be missed on earth, but man what a jam in heaven!
    MKCHMMERon October 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis is an awesome song by a really cool band that you never hear about any more... none of their songs are played on any radio stations (at least not around here), and they deserve to be because they are a good band.

    I really do not know what this song is about, but i would guess it could mean something about your own heaven and believing in it, and you just have to wait to get there...
    Lawn_Gnomeon January 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbilly jones,the second lead player,actually killed himself,in this song you here him jamin through the right speakers with his LP guitar and Hughie playing through the left with his fender,Hughie is in fender hall of fame.gotta be the greatest jam ever
    geofreeon December 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont really know what this song is about, maybe about how rock n roll style music takes u to a psychedelic kind of place but whatever it is theres just a lot of wailing and kick ass solos
    longliverocknroll2on January 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod this song ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! That intro is so attention grabbing, followed by that violently churning yet melodic guitar riff. Man that is just amazing. One of the best southern/country rock songs, alongside Freebird and The Ballad Of Curtis Loew.

    The lyrics seem to be about simply finding your happy place.


    GREEN GRASS AND HIGH TIDES FOREVER MOTHERFUCKERS!!! YEAH!!!

    P.S. For the record, that pun was completely on purpose!!!
    DreamMetallica2112on July 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks my world.
    honorc74on September 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe solo in this song is insane, it just keeps going.
    Rocker_92on March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome needs to comment waterhole. its insane
    belafleckfanon April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome lyric corrections: "before the burst of *tangerines* takes you there" and "castles of stone *southern* glory".
    jkwon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he is describing a lucid experience with herb. Often higher potency stuff can make things seem somewhat lucid. He is most likely describing an experience while listening to some of his favorite music. Most likely by fallen stars. And he is commenting on the healing power of their music with his depression. It should be noted the singer commited suicide. It really seems pretty clear he is either describing a high elatated experience involving music (something like rosetta stoned by tool but without the aliens) or just simply his love of music.
    docnovaon May 16, 2007   Link

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