"The Fat Angel" as written by and Donovan Leitch....
From the album sunshine superman

He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
He will bring orchids for my lady,
The perfume will be of an excellent style
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll-a ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Jefferson Airplane, get you there on time.
Fly Jefferson Airplane, get you there on time.
He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
We'll be flying at an altitude of thirty-nine thousand feet
Captain High at your service.






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"The Fat Angel" as written by Donovan Leitch

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    General CommentI guess it's more specifically about a pilot (or steward) who is hiding behind images of grandeur and godliness in his ability to fly you anywhere, but that he is really just a greedy corporate man?

    In a more broader view, I suppose it's just about corporations in general, and their desire to acquire your money by any means, especially lying.

    Or I could be totally wrong.

    I love the Jefferson Airplane reference.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on November 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAs I understand it, Donovan wrote this song for Cass Elliot of The Mamas and The Papas -- hence the "Fat Angel" title.

    Elliot was a much beloved figure among musicians in the psychedelic sixties. Top rock stars, American and British, would congregate at her home in Laurel Canyon, to hang out and get high.

    I believe the lyrics refer to the scene at her house. The rider on the silver bike is, I imagine, a stylish drug dealer who travels by motorcycle to bring his wares for all plus flowers for Mama Cass.

    "Captain High at your service," indeed.

    Perhaps that was even the dealer's tag line which he announced upon arrival and Donovan tucked away all these details in his mind for when he later wrote this song.
    LuckyTownon September 10, 2014   Link

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