Spitfire
Released: June 1976 - Highest Chart Position: #3
Crusin' (Hickox) 5:29 
Dance With the Dragon (Kantner/Slick/Balin/
Chaquico/Sears) 5:02 
Hot Water (Slick/Sears) 3:18 
St. Charles (Kantner/Balin/Barish/
Chaquico/Thunderhawk) 6:40 
Song To The Sun - Ozymandias (Kantner/Chaquico/Barbata/
Freiberg/Sears/Slick) 1:40 
Song To The Sun - Don't Let It Rain (P Kantner/C W Kantner) 5:36 
With Your Love (Balin/Covington/Smith) 3:34 
Switchblade (Slick) 4:02 
Big City (Barbata/Hill/Ethridge) 3:22 
Love Lovely Love (Barish) 3:32 

Band Lineup:

Paul Kantner - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Grace Slick - Vocals and Piano
Marty Balin - Vocals
David Freiberg - Vocals, Bass and Keyboard
Pete Sears - Bass and Keyboard
Craig Chiquico - Lead Guitar
John Barbata - Drums/Percussion
CRUISIN' (Charlie Hickox)

Hey pretty baby, let's go for a ride,
Cruisin' the freeway, sittin' side by side,
I don't care; you can bring your dog too,
Cruisin' down the freeway is all I wanna do.
Let's go cruisin', that's all I wanna to do,
Cruisin' in my automobile.
Yeah,
Yeah!
Hey yeah.
Come on,
Cruise with me baby,
Know that it would be such a thrill,
Cruisin' in my automobile, (Crusin')
My automobile. (Crusin')
Be by your house, about half past eight.
Better be ready, I won't be late,
Brand new carburator, muffler too,
Look out child, I'm gonna mess with you.
Let's go cruisin', baby, you been lookin' so good,
Cruisin' in my automobile.
Yeah,
Yeah!
Hey yeah.
Well, come on, Cruise with me baby,
Know that it would be such a thrill.
Cruisin' in my automobile. (Crusin')
My automobile. (Crusin')
My automobile.
(Break) Come on, cruise with me baby,
Know that it would be such a.
Hey pretty baby, let's go for a ride,
Cruisin' down the freeway, sittin' side by side,
I don't care; you can bring your dog too,
Cruisin' down the freeway is all I wanna do.
Let's go cruisin', that's all I wanna do,
Cruisin' in my automobile.
Yeah!
Yeah,
Hey yeah.
Woh Come on now,
Cruise with me baby;
Know that it would be such a thrill,
Cruisin' in my automobile, (Crusin')
My automobile. (Crusin')
My automobile.
That's all I want to do,
Wanna go cruisin' in my automobile.
Come on baby you're lookin' so good,
I wanna to take you cruisin',
Cause I should, yeah, yeah yeah.
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go,
I wanna go cruisin'.
Oh, baby you know you been lookin' so foxy by my side, Yeah.
So lets go crusin' in my auto,
Crusin' in my auto,
Crusin' in my automobile.
Yeah.
Yeah.
Crusin'
I wanna go,
Crusin'.
I wanna go,
A ha, a ha, woo ooo.
Crusin'.
Crusin'.
A ha, a ha, woo ooo.
Crusin'.
Crusin' (My car).
A ha, a ha, woo ooo. (Smokin').
Crusin' (Gettin' high).
Crusin (Radio).
A ha, a ha, woo ooo. (Moonlight).
Crusin' (Pretty Girl).
Crusin' (Pretty Girl).
A ha, a ha, woo ooo. (By my side).
Crusin'.
Crusin'.
A ha, a ha, woo ooo.
DANCE WITH THE DRAGON (P. Kantner, G. Slick, M. Balin, C. Chaquico, P. Sears) 

All right
It makes you wanna get away,
You know you got to stay.
Looking for love, but you know it aint' easy.
Lookin' for freedom and everybody needs it.
All the young dudes, in jail,
Will remember when the laws are finally changed,
And they'll wonder, 'bout Oscar,
Who spent five years in a Texican jail.
What do you say?
What about you?
Baby what-cha gonna do, 'bout Mary Lou?
She died in Santa Rita, Billy shot it out in Alameda.
It makes you wanna get away,
You know you got to stay.
Lookin' for love but you know it ain't easy.
Dance with the dragon it's the year that it breathes.
Oh slow fire. slow fire,
'Nam vets, scared yet,
Heroes dreams and broken bayonets.
No choice,
No voice,
I got to find a reason for my heart to rejoice.
Yankee Doodle get it up,
And stick a feather in your hat.
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
And call it macaroni.
Yankee Doodle get it up,
And stick a feather in your hat.
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
And call it macaroni.
(Break)
I wanna get away,
I know I got to stay.
Lookin' for love, but you know it ain't easy.
Dance with the dragon it's the year that it breathes
Slow Fire. Slow Fire.
All Right.
Dragon year,
So clear,
The sound of wings burnin' in my ear.
Is it the rising sun,
Is it the settin' sun?
Dance with the dragon 'til the year is done.
Yankee Doodle get it up,
And stick a feather in your hat.
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
And call it macaroni,
Yeah Yeah Yeah.
I can see by the smile on your face that you know what I mean.
If you can hear me, won't you come near me whenever you can?
And it all gets down to love.
Love is hard.
Love is hard.
Love is hard.
Love is hard.
HOT WATER (G. Slick/P. Sears) 

You get what you give
Hmm, if you give what you get.
Ooh, don't forget it.
Hot water,
Cold water.
You get what you take,
If you take what you get.
Whoa, we can make it.
Woah Think I'm gonna skip this shining rock,
Across the water,
Hot water.
Send it out and if it's love I wanna see it come straight back,
Straight up the way it ought to.
Whoa, you say you feel like love is here,
Know it's a feelin' of love that you can hear.
You can leave right now,
You can love today.
Let me hear what you have to say.
You can get what you give
If you give what you get.
Ooh, don't forget it.
Hot water,
Cold water.
You get what you take,
If you take what you get.
Whoa, we can make it.
Think I'm gonna skip this shining rock across the water,
Hot water.
Send it out and if it's love I wanna see it come straight back
Straight up the way it ought to.
Whoa, you say you feel like love is here,
Know it's a feelin' of love that you can hear.
You can leave right now,
You can love today.
Let me hear what you have to say.
Love,
Love is what I wanna say, hot water.
Love,
Love is where I wanna stay, hot water.
Love,
Love is what I wanna say, hot water.
Love,
Love is where I wanna stay, hot water.
Love, Love,
Love, Love,
Love, Love, Love
Love, is where I wanna stay, hot water.
ST. CHARLES (P. Kantner, M. Balin, C. Chaquico, Jesse Barish, Thunderhawk)

Let me tell you 'bout a dream,
Dream.
You know I saw her in a dream.
Oh, St. Charles sings,
Sings about love.
St. Charles, tell me tonight,
Won't you tell me 'bout love.
You know I saw her in a dream.
There was China, in her eyes,
In a silk and velvet disguise,
She was movin' like a lady,
Lookin' like a dragon princess.
She was walkin',
walkin' by the river,
rollin' in a rhythm of love.
I never felt like this before;
I'll never stop, I just want more.
Oh, St. Charles sings,
Sings about love.
St. Charles, tell me tonight,
Won't you tell me 'bout love.
You know I saw her in a dream.
I was shang-hied by her way,
Hypnotized by the things she would say,
In the moonlight on the water,
We were like lovers in another lifetime.
Woh, is it only a vision?
Ah, it feels like a prison,
Just the spell of a demon and I can't get away.
Oh, St. Charles sings,
Sings about love.
St. Charles, tell me tonight,
Won't you tell me 'bout love.
Please tell me 'bout love.
I saw her in a dream.
Please tell me 'bout love.
I know I saw her in a dream....
Dream....
Let me take you,
To another place,
Another time,
Another world of people, dancin' in rhyme,
Dance in the air, six-fingered webbed,
Fair as the air.
She is the storm bringer, yeh.
The storm changer. yeh.
Tie, yourself down to the main mast.
Tie, yourself down to the main mast.
Like Ulysses in the water storm,
Winds comin' down the main line.
Tie, yourself down to the main mast,
Tie it down with love.
Tie it down with love.
Don't you feel it, stormin'?
I feel it coming, stormin'.
I can feel it now, stormin',
Don't you feel it comin', stormin'?
Arhhhhhh....
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
stormin'
SONG TO THE SUN OZYMANDIAS (P. Kantner, C. Chaquico, J. Barbata, D. Freiberg, P. Sears, G. Slick)

In the wintertime when the sun is gone,
And I think I lost my way,
Door into the summertime,
Seems so far away.
Bareback airborne lady,
Turn me into daylight.
Don't let it rain.
SONG TO THE SUN DON'T LET IT RAIN (P. Kantner, China Wing Kantner)

Moon, I'll get it!
You be the earth, and I'll be the sky,
And we could sail to the top of the world.
Be my love, won't you be my life, And we could fly to the top of the world.
Now, won't you think about it now?
Now, make it realer now you seem to feel her now,
And let it roll.
Moon, I'll get it!
Moon, I'll get it!
There's a curtain high
In the corner of the sky;
Someone's behind it, I don't know who.
It might be love, but I'm not quite certain
The lady isn't certain, too.
Don't let it rain on me tonight.
Don't let it rain,
I need to feel the sun again.
Oh baby, please don't let it rain.
Rain.
Moon, I'll get it!
Moon, I'll get it!
Moon, I'll get it!
Childhood's end, (Grace: Childhood's end), childhood's end, Oh,
There are children being born,
Who will amaze you with their minds.
Leave them be, help them grow, and watch them fly.
You will see things in these years,
That will ease all your fears,
Help you build a bridge to the sky.
We are not alone.
We are not alone.
And the sky, tastes like a ship tonight.
We are not alone.
(Break)
Moon, I'll get it!
Moon, I'll get it!
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la
Don't let it rain on me tonight,
Don't let it rain.
I need to feel the sun again,
Oh baby, please don't let it rain.
Woh, Don't let it rain.
Don't let it rain.
I think I feel the sun again.
Oh baby, please don't let it rain.
Don't let it,
Don't let it,
Oh, baby, please don't let it rain.
Ohhhh.
WITH YOUR LOVE (M. Balin, Joey Covington, Victor Smith)

Don't know what's happened to me since I met you.
Feel like I'm fallin' in love since I met you.
I got to know what-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin', baby, it feels so good whatever it is.
Knew from the start it had to be you.
You got my heart, I don't know what I'm gonna do.
With your love,
Heaven sent me a sign that sent you.
I'm going out of my mind, since I met you.
I got to know what-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin', baby, it feels so good whatever it is.
Whatever it is'nt, whatever it's called.
I know that it's you,
I can't help gettin' involved,
With your love.
Baby,
Sweet Baby
I got to know
(With your love)
(With your love)
(With your love)
Whatever you did to me, well, you sure did it good.
My heart's filled with lovin' and I knew that it would,
With your love.
Don't know what's happened to me since I met you.
I feel like I'm fallin' in love since I met you.
I got to know what-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin' do to me with your love? (with your love)
What-cha doin', baby, it feels so good whatever it is.
Knew from the start it had to be you.
You got my heart, I don't know what I'm gonna do.
With your love.
Baby, Sweet baby
Oooohhhh.
SWITCHBLADE (G. Slick)

He's gonna go down,
If I keep turning him around.
I don't want to see him go,
Don't want to see him go.
No, because he's seen
A lot of fast-talkin' women.
I believe,
I believe, I'd better take it slow,
Because I know, I know that this is love,
And this is the day.
This is love,
This is the day.
Oh, this is love,
This is the day,
The day that he's drivin' on ice.
Whoa, but his body's full of fire and flyin'.
Smile on his face looks so nice, but he's just so tired of tryin'.
The morning brings cold weather and,
The nights are all alone;
And he thinks about that woman and he wonders,
Ah! Will she ever know that he's lovin' her;
Oh, he's lovin' her
Like he's, never loved,
Like he's never loved before.
And bein' alone,
Just not that easy anymore.
But don't you be sorry,
No, don't you be sad.
Ah, you know things change.
The woman isn't gonna wanna keep you, No!
Any longer, than you want to stay.
Well, so go to her,
When you think you know,
This is love, this is the day.
This is love, this is the day.
This is love,
Oh, this is love,
This is the day.
BIG CITY (J. Barbata, Joel Scott Hill, Chris Ethridge)

Oh, I can tell by the way that she walks,
She's a big city girl.
And I can tell by the way that she talks,
that she might even save the world.
Well, she got my number,
but I don't think she knows my name.
Oh, but since I've found this woman,
don't you know my life has changed.
Well, she got me singin' my song,
Like I never sung it before, yeah.
Big city, big city.
Lord, I'd like to try 'em again.
Big city, big city.
Big city women got me again.
All Right, 
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Now, if you go to New Orleans,
you got to find her there, too.
Ha! Now don't you know just what I mean,
I think she's down there lookin' for you.
I've been to Chicago, baby.
I've been to New York City, too. Yes, I have.
Well, don't you know the big city women,
They know how to give you the blues.
Early in the morning,
Oh when the big city lovin' begins, yeah.
Big city, big city.
Lord, I'd like to try 'em again.
Big city, big city.
Big city women got me again.
Alright Craig,
(Break)
Big city, big city.
Lord, I'd like to try 'em again.
Big city, big city.
Big city women got me again.
I'd like to try some other girl
Oh, got to have 'em one more time
I'd like to try some other girl
Oh, got to have 'em one more time
I'd like to try some other girl
Gotta gotta gotta have it
Gotta gotta gotta have it
Oh, you got me where you want now, baby,
Oh, yeah,
Oh, Oooohh, Aaaaaohhh!
LOVE LOVELY LOVE (Jesse Barish)

Love, lovely love,
You got a way that's so exciting.
I don't mind the pain
Of that burning flame.
You know it's true,
I've got the feelin' too.
Hey, why don't you take
Whatever you want from me?
I'm in the mood
For all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real now?
Oh, I ask you now, can it be?
Love, lovely love,
You movin' sweet inside of someone
Comes a thunder rain
And a hurricane.
It's coming thru,
Straight from me to you.
Why don't you take
whatever you want from me?
I'm in the mood
for all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real now?
Oh, I ask you now, can it be?
Love, lovely love,
You do a dance that's so inviting.
I don't know the way.
Oh, the words to say,
But I know it's you.
I've got the feelin' too.
Why don't you take
Whatever you want from me?
I'm in the mood
For all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real now?
Oh, I ask you now, can it be?
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love lovely love.
Love, lovely love,
You got a way that's so exciting.
I don't mind the pain
Or that burning flame.
But I know it's true,
I get the feelin' too.
Now, why don't you take
Whatever you want from me?
I'm in the mood
For all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real?
Oh, I ask you now, can it be?
Oh why don't you take it?
Whatever you want from me
I'm in the mood
For all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real?
Oh, I ask you now, can it be?
Oh why don't you take it?
Whatever you want from me
I'm in the mood
For all the lovin' that I can't see.
Is this for real?