Eat rye straw
Leave, withdraw
Drink ink tea
Stay with me

Fame stay shy
By way of why
Wait, lie low
Old ones' odd odes

Read. Read on
Read, read on
Breathe, be calm
You're gone, gone on

it's strange to see how time agrees to slow down for owls with knees.

Read. Read on
Read, read on
Breathe, be calm
You’re gone, gone on


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    General Commentowlsey stanely, in the mid 60's was the largest producer of LSD in america. He was freinds sound producer for the grateful dead and had freinds from ken kesey to timothy leary and most people in between. whether or not this would count as an owl with knees i couldn't posibly know, but it does fit into the lsd theory nicely and he's a person, sop he has knees
    juswahon August 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOwls don't have knees.

    "Strange to see how time agrees to slow down for owls with knees." = Time slows for no one.

    Breathe and be calm because before you know it you're gone.
    burkish127on May 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenteat rye straw? like, maybe, ergot of rye? or perhaps a specific substance synthesized from an alkaloid derived from said ergot? and i can definitely think of a certain inky substance that i've had in tea before. anyone following me? trippy song.
    jaylakoyon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely tripping song.. "Breathe, be calm/You're gone, gone on" like mentally gone. then the alteration of time kicks in: you dont know where you are, who you are, when you are. real trippy.
    thefiddlehackson July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea I agree fiddle. Friends and I always ask if we're "gone" to measure how fucked up we are. The part about time slowing down is accurate as well. I'm trying to figure out if "owl with knees" means anything. It's not an abbreviation of any drug i know of so IDK :/
    t4pyroon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenterowid.org/culture/characters/stanley_owsley/…
    juswahon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's owsley, not owlsey. but that is an outstanding speculation, juswah!
    truthlingon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "Eat dry straw," actually
    larrynivenon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti listened to the song again, curious about rye vs. dry, and found that you can really hear nick revvin up that R. it's so rye.
    jaylakoyon March 02, 2008   Link

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