"The House at Pooneil Corners" as written by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner....
You and me we keep walkin' around and we see
All the bullshit around us
You try and keep your mind on what's going down
Can't help but see the rhinoceros around us
And you wonder what you can be
And you do what you can
To get bald and high
And you know I'm still goin' need you around
You say it's healing but nobody's feeling it
Somebody's dealing, somebody's stealing it
You say you don't see and you don't
You say you won't know and you won't let it come
Everything someday will be gone except silence
Earth will be quiet again
Seas from clouds will wash off the ashes of violence
Left as the memory of men
There will be no survivor my friend
Suddenly everyone will look surprised
Stars spinning wheels in the skies
Sun is scrambled in their eyes
While the moon circles like a vulture
Some stood at a window and cried
'One tear I thought that should stop a war
But someone is killing me'
That's the last hour to think anymore
Jelly and juice and bubbles, bubbles on the floor
Castles on the cliffs vanish
Cliffs like heaps of rubbish
Seen from the stars hour by hour
As splintered scraps and black powder
From here to heaven is a scar
Dead center, deep as death
All the idiots have left
The cows are almost cooing
Turtle doves are mooing
Which is why a poo is pooing
In the sun
Sun


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"The House at Pooneil Corners" as written by Paul Kantner Marty Balin

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  • +2
    My Opinionwhat a marvelous song!
    "I thought that would stop the war, but someone is killing me..."
    sebileryaon March 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song rocks my cradle, haha friggin love every second of this masterpiece, along with the album as a whole.
    DCBA25on June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song FactAnother borrowing from A.A. Milne (author of Winne the Pooh). The title is based on the 2nd Winnie the Pooh book - The House at Pooh Corner, and the last verse is borrowed from the poem "Noise". For other A.A. Milne allusions see the Jeffereson Airplane's "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil".

    Here is the complete poem.

    Oh, the butterflies are flying,
    Now the winter days are dying,
    And the primroses are trying
    To be seen.

    And the turtle-doves are cooing,
    And the woods are up and doing,
    For the violets are blue-ing
    In the green.

    Oh, the honey-bees are gumming
    On their little wings, and humming
    That the summer, which is coming
    Will be fun.

    And the cows are almost cooing,
    And the turtle-doves are mooing,
    Which is why a Pooh is poohing
    In the sun.

    For the spring is really springing,
    You can see a skylark singing,
    And the blue-bells, which are ringing,
    Can be heard.

    And the cuckoo isn't cooing,
    But he's cucking and he's ooing,
    And a Pooh is simply poohing
    Like a bird.
    MamboManon July 25, 2018   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe the lyrics follow the album's lyric sheet, but I figured they were really singing: "And you do what you can to get BALLED and high."
    MamboManon July 25, 2018   Link

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