"Oz Is Ever Floating" as written by Stewart Armstrong Copeland, Les Claypool and Trey Anastasio....
Oz is always floating
Ever drifting sometimes doting
Over things that mean the world to
Dr. John C. Lilly
In the tank he's grooving
Ever sifting sometimes smoothing
Out the things that mean the world to
Dr. John C. Lilly
Are you still floating Dr. John C. Lilly?
Drifting as the time goes by
Across the inner cosmos he is flying
His tank is isolating
In his mind he's elevating
All the things that mean the world to Dr. John C. Lilly
Are you still floating Dr. John C. Lilly?

In the liquid he will lie
Rehearsing for the final act of dying

Oz is ever floating
Dr. John C. Lilly

Lyrics submitted by OiSterHedPhan

"Oz Is Everfloating" as written by Stewart Copeland Les Claypool

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentDr. John C. Lilly is a famous research scientist who just died recently, best known for working with dolphins, created an 'isolation tank'. his work was based on a quest for the nature of reality. He experimented with LSD, Ketamine, and flotation tanks to discover his true self. With this in mind, I think this song is just a tribute to his psychadelic work. One of my fave oysterhead songs
    senorreverteon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to Wikipedia at least, Oz is a reference to the recording engineer, Oz Fritz, who was a strong believer in the works of Dr. John C. Lilly.
    Wikipedia isn't always to be trusted, but it makes sense in this case.
    jacobschuyleron October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThanks for clearing this song up senorreverte. Never knew who Dr. John C. Lilly was or anything. BTW, what is Oz?
    ColonelClaypool_00on February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn the question of who is 'Oz' (in my opinion):

    A- They say Dr. Lilly was trying to find 'himself' through the tank and the drugs...maybe Oz represents the characteristic he found as himself.

    B- Oz may represent Dr. Lilly's mind. It was always floating from his experiments with drugs inside the tank.
    hersey5000on January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think Oz is actually just a reference to the movie. i mean Oz in the movie was like the surpreme dream, everything she was longing for, it was the "place over the rainbow" so imi pretty sure oz is like a metaphor for like his goals and like a way to complete his life. which apparently this guy was constantly seeking. its wierd, wierd song. Oz could also be his nickname or something?
    chiefhky29on February 20, 2007   Link

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