Jefferson Airplane feat. David Crosby - Somebody to Love (Dick Cavett Show 1969)

Jefferson Airplane feat. David Crosby - Somebody to Love (Dick Cavett Show 1969)





To answer the question, what is the connection to David Crosby?


Jefferson Airplane's fourth LP, Crown of Creation (released in September 1968), was a commercial success, peaking at No. 6 on the album chart. Grace Slick's "Lather", which opens the album, is said to be about her affair with drummer Spencer Dryden and his 30th birthday. "Triad", a David Crosby composition, had been rejected by The Byrds because they deemed its subject matter (a ménage à trois) to be too "hot." Immediately after their Woodstock performance, the band appeared on The Dick Cavett Show and played a few songs.


Other guests on that same episode were David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Joni Mitchell. The new album was finally released in the United States in November 1969 with the title shortened to Volunteers. The album continued the Airplane's run of Top 20 LPs, peaking at No. 13 and attaining a RIAA gold certification early in 1970. It was their most political venture, showcasing the group's vocal opposition to the Vietnam War and documenting their reaction to the changing political atmosphere in the United States.


The best-known tracks include "Volunteers," "We Can Be Together," "Good Shepherd," and the post-apocalyptic "Wooden Ships," which Paul Kantner co-wrote with David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and which Crosby, Stills & Nash also recorded on their debut album.


R.I.P. Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane. One more great guitar player in Rock & Roll Heaven.





Lyrics



When the truth is found to be lies

And all the joy within you dies

Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love


When the garden flowers, baby are dead, yes and

Your mind, your mind is so full of red

Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love


Your eyes, I say your eyes may look like his

Yeah, but in your head, baby

I'm afraid you don't know where it is

Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love


Tears are running down and down and down your breast

And your friends, baby they treat you like a guest

Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love




Songwriters: Darby R. Slick

Somebody to Love lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




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