A wise man came across the sea
In search of LSD philosophy
With open heart and open mind
To find the goodness in mankind
Bare your soul and you're saved
Believe the chosen that dreams in rage
Chemicals improve the view
Visions now have bloomed in you
Windowpane is suffered bliss
A psychedelic kiss
Show to me your ideology
Do you perceive or are you sleeping?
Timothy Leary, where are you now
The world needs you, we're going down
In translation they used the key
Altered visions, Tao Teh Ching
Open sky to paint their dreams
And see as did Lao Tzu
Melt away all the hate and pain
Mission is clear, awake the dreaming
Go to sleep child, and dream

When Timothy Leary first started speaking out in the sixties
people didn't understand what he was trying to say,
some people didn't want to understand him,
the establishment wanted to kill him,
they wanted to suppress him,
squash him like a bug,
we always want to kill what we do not understand,
all he was trying to say was that we need to realize our inner harmony,
to see things in a different way, to truly be free...

Electric religion

Lyrics submitted by Arm

Timothy Leary song meanings
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    General CommentI'de like to see Warrel Dane sing this (or any other Nevermore song) wiht a straight face. I sure couldnt.

    Of course if you do not know who Timothy Leary is (you are a moron) then the lyrics are meaningless. This link will help enlighten you:
    Armon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat's freaky about this song is that Warrel says "Timothy Leary's dead" at the end of the song, but at the time the song was recorded he was still living.
    Kinakusaion January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTimothy Leary's dead is a phrase from an old 60's song by the Moody Blues called Legend of a Mind. That became Learys catchphrase of sorts.
    Armon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo... Warrel Dane supports Psychonautics?
    mr. grimmon April 20, 2008   Link

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