Jefferson Airplane: Crown of Creation Meaning
Song Released: 1968
Crown of Creation Lyrics
You are the crown of creation, and you've got no place to go.
Soon, you will obtain the stability you strive for in the only way it is granted: as a place among the fossils of all time.
In loyalty to their...
anonymous Sep 17th 2011, 22:11 report
Paul Kantner (the rhythm guitarist/singer for the band and writer of the song) based the song off of a quote from John Wyndham's 'The Chrysalids': "They are the crown of creation; they are ambition fulfilled, and they have no where to turn. But life is change, that is how it differs from rocks, change is its very nature."
In context of the times that the song was written, it can definitely be seen as a metaphor of sorts to the era that the band was in the midst of: great conflict both abroad (Vietnam), and here in the States between what essentially was mainstream society and the band's own counterculture. The line "In loyalty to their kind/they cannot tolerate our minds./ In loyalty to our kind/ we can not tolerate their obstruction" refers to the hippie's ideas and growing voice, and the government's attempts to keep them down.
Very revolutionary, like much of what this band did during the late sixties.
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