NowListening: “White Rabbit” Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane (1967)

#nowlisteningHere’s what the Urban Dictionary has to say …

1.” Feed your head”

To learn, gain knowledge, give the brain something to “feed” on.

This phrase is most popular in the Jefferson Starship song “White Rabbit”.

It also may mean doing a lot a drugs.


“White Rabbit”
Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane (1967)

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ’em a hookah-smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the doormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- Official Music Video

Comments (6):

  • 2013-12-31 17:21:37+0800 CS Wong It’s been years since I’d seen someone post a Jefferson Airplane song that’s not from the Forrest Gump soundtrack. Nobody seems to remember them no more… Sad.
  • 2014-01-01 00:54:53+0800 shahada abubakar This was way before I was born so it’s more a case of “discovering” rather than “remembering”. Fortunately we have Youtube …!
  • 2014-01-01 18:11:53+0800 CS Wong JA is quite versatile in their musical reach. White Rabbit sounds like they were totally tripping on LSD at the time but take a listen to Volunteers, Blues From An Airplane and It’s No Secret to sample other sides of them. Maybe not all their songs are up your alley but I find it very cool that they’re not as mono dimensional as classic rock bands with a single signature style such as CCR and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • 2014-06-23 12:12:15+0800 jason king you have heard of Alice in wonderland haven’t you? where she takes pills, has to choose between them , grows to be ten feet tall as a result , there’s a red queen and a decent amount of heads being lost..
  • 2014-06-30 17:58:53+0800 TheMusickMonster I notice it says Jefferson Starship
  • 2014-12-12 06:15:40+0800 Moonpie Shane +CS Wong thats what i liked about Airplane. There was a variety of styles, yet they all seemed to fit in the mold of the band. The album Crown of Creation was a good example of a solid sound through every song, yet they were each unique in technique and style.

This post was originally published publicly on Google+ at 2013-12-31 17:02:10+0800

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