Dragon Fly
Released: October 1974 - Highest Chart Position: #11
Ride the Tiger (Kantner/Slick/Byong Yu) 5:09 
That's For Sure (Gallup/Chiquico) 5:02 
Be Young You (Slick) 3:47 
Caroline (Balin/Kantner) 7:29 
Devil's Den (Slick/Creach) 4:03 
Come To Life (Hunter/Freiberg/Schuster) 3:47 
All Fly Away (Pacheco) 5:27 
Hyperdrive (Slick/Sears) 7:41 

Band Lineup:

Paul Kantner - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Grace Slick - Vocals and Piano
David Freiberg - Vocals, Bass and Keyboard
Pete Sears - Bass and Keyboard
Craig Chiquico - Lead Guitar
Papa John Creach - Violin
John Barbata - Drums/Percussion
Marty Balin - Vocal on "Caroline"
RIDE THE TIGER (Byong Yu/G. Slick/P. Kantner)

I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
It will be black and white, in the dead of night.
Eyes flashing in the clear moonlight,
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
It's like a tear in the hands of a western man,
He'll tell you about salt, carbon and water.
But a tear, to a chinese man,
He'll tell you about sadness and sorrow or the love of a man and a woman.
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
And I wanna sail through the rising sun, for you and you,
For you and you.
We got something to learn from the other side.
Something to give, we got nothing to hide,
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
Black wants out of the streets.
Yellow wants the country.
Red wants the country black.
White wants out of this world.
Sing. Sing to the sky.
(Break)
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
(Yeh)
I wanna ride, ride the tiger.
Look to the summer of seventy-five.
All the world is gonna, come alive.
Do you wanna ride, ride the tiger?
It's like a tear in the hands of a western man.
He'll tell you about salt, carbon and water.
But a tear, to an oriental man,
He'll tell you about sadness and sorrow or the love of a man and a woman.
It's like a tear,
It's like love.
It's like a tear,
It's like love.
Do you wanna ride?
Do you wanna ride?
THAT'S FOR SURE (Jerry Gallup/C. Chaquico)

Think of the times you have sat by yourself and wondered.
Just what it was that compells you to be what you are.
You came into this life,
Unsheltered and all alone.
That's how you came and for sure,
That's how you'll go out.
High on a hill you can feel the breeze, and rest easy.
All things that live have the right to exist, and be free.
You came into this life,
Unsheltered and all alone.
That's how you came and for sure,
That's how you'll go out.
That's for sure, that's how you'll go out.
That's for sure, that's how you'll go out.
That's for sure, that's how you'll go out.
That's for sure, that's how you'll go out.
Is there a chance you've taken these steps so not losing,
Losing all that you have, don't you know what you have is not real.
You came into this life,
Unsheltered and all alone, yehh
That's how you came and for sure,
That's how you'll go out.
That's for sure,
Yeah, That's how you go out.
That's for sure,
That's how you go out.
That's for sure,
That's how you go out.
That's for sure.
That's for sure.
That's for sure.
That's for sure.
That's for sure.
That's for sure.
BE YOUNG YOU (G. Slick)

The tongues.
Of some men are made of metal.
The tongues of some men.
Are made of oil.
But the keeper of those men.
He never rolled. Rolled their tongues.
For anybody's free ride. But his own.
Now the oily tongues are thirsty for black, gold.
And the old men are goin' a bed.
They'll be sleeping, through the future.
And the children, red with fire.
They got to move away, the old man's rusty beds.
And now the tongue's.
Oh, the tongue of a master.
That should be laughter,
With dancing legs like a flying wheel for the weak and sad man.
(Break)
The Tongues.
Of some men are made of silence
And your eyes will listen.
CAROLINE (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

Oh what can I tell you now, Caroline.
Should I hurt your feelings or keep on lying?
One thing leads to another, and another.
Another, and another besides,
You always know whenever I wanna make love,
Yeh and you always know all the changes I'm going through.
Just as if you can read my mind,
Caroline, you know everything I do.
Oh, there just ain't no words to describe how I feel inside for you.
Yet somewhere out there,
Waitin' on a wonder.
You lend the wings to my words,
Somewhere,
When the band is gone and the music of my song Is just right for lovers.
You're what I want more than anything else.
Oh I love you yeh I do, but I know when I'm all by myself.
And nothing is real, but my feelings and desires for you.
Cause everything looks like some sort of scenery stored in an empty theatre.
With stars on the ground, fences in the sky,
And tairs in the curtain of time.
Oh what can I tell you my, my Caroline.
Except that somewhere out there,
Waitin' on a wonder.
You'll lend wings to my words,
Somewhere, somewhere,
When the band is gone and the music of my song,
Is just right for lovers.
Oh your loving keeps on rolling.
Oh Caroline, your loving keeps me rolling,
Rolling all the time.
(Break)
Yeah, now now baby,
Ooh somewhere out there,
You really roll me,
Roll me away, you eoll me away.
Now now baby,
Ooh somewhere out there,
You really roll me,
Roll me away, you roll me away, now now.
Yeah, now when the melody makes me surrender,
Dark eyed girl, I always remembered,
That you love me,
Somewhere out there,
You really love me,
Time to the music,
How you love me,
Wildly in my heart,
Girl, you love me,
You roll me away.
You always fill my heart with wonder.
You always fill my soul with love.
You always fill my lips with kisses.
You always fill my eyes with tears, yeh
Woho oh, what you do now now,
Woh oh, what you do now.
(Break)
It's like a wind from the other side of the world
Like a far off pack a hounds.
Sounds like the whole universe, Just a throbbin' with life.
Woh the Lights from my eyes
hypnotized me, like the gaze of a mantis.
Why even Atlantis sank,
Beneath the waves in a day and a night.
Oh, but in a day and a night,
I could write you a symphony.
It would be just like a bird,
And carry my love over the mountains.
Cause somewhere out there,
Waitin' on a wonder.
You'll lend wings to my words,
Somewhere, somewhere,
When the band is gone and the music of my song,
Is just right for lovers.
Yeah, You always fill my heart with wonder.
You always fill my soul with love.
You always fill my lips with kisses.
You always fill my eyes with tears.
Woh I Cry Caroline.
Woh I Cry Caroline.
Woh now cry now now.
Woh I Cry Caroline.
DEVIL'S DEN (G. Slick/J. Creach)

There is no color in the King.
And he's softer than a Queen.
Confusion reigns.
Sometimes it reigns.
Now a colored sky never makes anybody cry,
But a grey cloud always makes it rain.
Hmm, sometimes it rains.
He only has the moves of a knight,
But he wants the absolute freedom of a Queen,
Too bad the only money he's gots all coming in colored,
American green.
You know it's, worthless paper you can spend or save
Go ahead and count that by yourself, but look out.
Somebody's looking.
You're supposed to do that by yourself, count it.
He says he's not doing anything wrong he thinks he's,
Just another part of the royal story,
But does it always have to start that way,
Always ending with one man's warning.
Don't talk back, some ruler says,
or everything you need'll go away
And every answer you think you've ever said is just a guess,
And the King of clocks just locks up, every day
. Clocks strikes damn near perfect at night,
But it moves so slow in the morning light.
King says a crown never makes a man,
But we all know different
Yeh we all know, he thinks he's, born, 
He thinks he's born to glory.
He thinks he's, born to glory. ha ha ha ha.
(Break)
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.
COME TO LIFE (Robert Hunter/D. Freiberg/Stephen Schuster)

Well Everything, everything has come to life again.
I had no doubts, but the ice got thin.
What came too soon, was so hard to keep.
So full a harvest it was hard to reap.
Well, there were times,
Seemed just like the walls would crumble,
Shoot from the hip now and pray for trouble,
Stone cold sober and a seeing double,
How that midnight band could ramble,
Taking mansions and leaving shambles.
Remember, other times and places.
Last night's dance, the glowing faces.
All the lights, the shadows in the hall.
Seeking higher peaks, from which to fall.
(Break)
Remember, we were telling you.
That time would stop, and nations fall.
Now we'd find, the lies come true.
Can you tell me, tell me,
What are we to do?
Because the good old days,
The good old days are all dead and gone.
Good bye and bless them all every one.
Cause what was true, has passed the test,
Just as well forget the rest.
Cause Half of what you saw was not yours to know
Let it go.
Everything,
Everything,
Woh Everything,
I said Everything,
Well Everythings come to life again.
Everythings come to life again.
Everythings,
Woo ohhh,
Everythings,
I said everythings,
Everythings,
Wo ohhh,
Everythings,
I said everythings,
ALL FLY AWAY (Tom Pacheco)

Moonrise above the Rio Grande,
On this fantasy of sand.
As I drift into a dream.
And I feel the comet scream.
Three birds watching from a rock,
And I swear the third one talked.
Rise up through the fog, And we can all fly away,
All fly away,
Let's leave today.
We may climb through time tomorrow.
Fly away.
Space city like a jewel on wings,
Rocket ships like bees they sting.
Planets of fantastic sight,
Floating up in pastel light.
Twisted trees in Martian breeze,
Catch that horse don't let him freeze.
Someone won't you come 
And we can all fly away,
All fly away,
Let's leave today,
We may climb through time tomorrow.
Fly away.
(Break)
And we will all fly away,
All fly away,
Let's leave today,
We may climb through time tomorrow.
We rode a bubble through the sun,
We all knew it could be done.
There were men with fiery wings,
And a million burning things.
Silver statues on the run,
Bleeding there since Kingdom come,
Won't you pick them up,
And we can all fly away,
All fly away,
Let's leave today.
We may climb through time,
And we will all fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
Dragon fly away,
We will all fly away,
Dragon Fly,
All fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
All fly away,
Dragon fly away.
Dragon fly away.
Dragon fly away.
Dragon fly away.
Dragon fly away.
HYPERDRIVE (G. Slick/P. Sears)

I never thought, there were, corners in time.
Till I was told, to stand in one.
One straight line, head on into the other.
Maybe standing in a corner,
looks like where it's, got to come.
But I'll pretend one wall is the past,
And one is the future and I'll,
Stand here like the present,
Looking for a,
Good place to run,
Every fish, that swims upstream now that's a catch,
Because the full mouth, never wants to stop, cooking.
The map may be flat, and the globe may be patched,
But the long line, keeps right on hooking.
Circles in the ring of fire, where do you go?
On a night that is clear, and warm?
Oh,
Where do you go?
(Break)
I never thought, there were, corners in time.
Till I was told, to stand in one.
I've heard circles moving right through corners.
And they don't even know they've been around, and around and around before,
Ringing, ringing against each other on a singing chain,
Like a flying magnet, hyperdrive has never seen any reason to remain the same.
(Break)
Ohh Because I felt it.
I believe it,
There are things I've never seen.
That I believe.
So I'm going to place my face,
Right in the triangle door.
Till I can move, a right on through, instead of just standing here,
Looking at the floor.
If it rains again tonight, I can think light years ahead,
Or I could put myself back,
A thousand years ago,
As if I'd always been here before
Or as if I am still to be born,
I'm a, slow loser, but I'm a fast learner,
That much I know.
Anyone can go,
That much I know.
Anyone can go,
That much I know.
Anyone can go.