Jefferson Airplane - The Other Side Of This Life Lyrics




Would you like to know a secret just between you and me
I don't know where I'm going next, I don't know who I'm gonna be
But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
That's the other side of this life.

Well my whole world's in an uproar, my whole world's upside down
I don"t know where I'm going next, but I'm always bumming around
And that's another side to this life I've been leading
And that's another side to this life

Well I don't know what doing for half the time, I don't know where I'm going
I think I'll get me a sailing boat and sail the Gulf of Mexico
But that's another side of this life I've been leading
And that's another side of this life

Well I think I'll go to Nashville down in Tennesse
The ten cent life I've been leading here gonna be the death of me
But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
And that's another side to this life

Would you like to know a secret just between you and me
I don't know where I'm going next, I don't know who I'm gonna be
But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
But that's the other side of this life.





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  1. Dan Gallagher

    Casady is certainly the driving force here on my favorite Airplane album.....

  2. Vance Pomerening

    Jack is playing at least two bass lines at once here, and sometimes maybe three.

  3. Ken Rex

    Casady's playing lead on this one!

  4. King Kong

    My hit 2019.

  5. David Gargiulo

    This is a great song. I have lived this tune. This is what it is to be a genuine rocker.

  6. Kimi Karma

    LYRICS

    Would you like to know a secret just between you and me
    I don't know where I'm going next, I don't know who I'm gonna be
    But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
    That's the other side of this life.

    Well my whole world's in an uproar, my whole world's upside down
    I don"t know where I'm going next, but I'm always bumming around
    And that's another side to this life I've been leading
    And that's another side to this life

    Well I don't know what doing for half the time, I don't know where I'm going
    I think I'll get me a sailing boat and sail the Gulf of Mexico
    But that's another side of this life I've been leading
    And that's another side of this life

    Well I think I'll go to Nashville down in Tennesse
    The ten cent life I've been leading here gonna be the death of me
    But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
    And that's another side to this life

    Would you like to know a secret just between you and me
    I don't know where I'm going next, I don't know who I'm gonna be
    But that's the other side of this life I've been leading
    But that's the other side of this life.

  7. Lyle Crump

    I played bass in bands in HS in the 60's and Jack Casady was my bass guitar hero. He was also great with Jimi Hendrix on Vodoo Chile on the Electric Lady Land recording.

  8. Ken Clements

    I first heard this album while smoking hash with some other freaks in my brothers rented room in an old Edwardian house. I trip back to that evening every time I hear this. Peace.

  9. Mark Markofkane

    I looked for this because of Gimme Shelter movie. Great jam!

  10. Henryk Woźniak

    thX from PL
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAr4Xd8sbo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT-wW06LCqY??
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsvoMleFS0E
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh-arBdqvC4

  11. Gary Brown

    Not only is this bass a "Killer" but Jack is so kool looking, Always wore groovy threads. I was 18 in 1968 and the rock bands were our heros. Not Westmoreland!!!

    Tony Rowland

    Not Westmoreland! Nice reference!

  12. Gary Brown

    The Bass is like a B-52

  13. frank calero

    when they were on, when they were right, there was no one better than the airplane. screw the starship, this was an early giant of rock. underappreciated later, huge in their time. Saw them around a dozen times back then, including the night at the Fillmore East when this was being recorded

  14. dennis webb

    Jorma's biography is great. Jorma and Jack were friends in high school. The Fur Peace Ranch outside Athens ,Ohio is where Jorma has a guitar school. country blues, etc.

  15. Kelly14UK

    Slow, but violent.

  16. Tim Key

    This album cover had a texture unlike any other album I owned at the time.

  17. James OBrien

    Casady goes insane at about 5:50

  18. rickahale

    Jack.. God on 4 strings!

  19. Jonathan Schaefer

    This track and the album got me hooked on the Airplane when I was in high school...that driving bass and intense guitar!

  20. chimney-swipe

    is this after karen dalton?

  21. Gabriel García Berriel

    I drive to work with my nephew, Christopher he is one in the business

  22. hainted house

    Jack Casady, not of this earth. No wonder Paul McCartney was an Airplane fan.

  23. Rick Hale

    God on 4 strings!

  24. fusion2000

    the counterpoint between the singers and Jack's bass is just a treasure

  25. jim patrick vasquez peña

    0:15 nirvana

  26. William Nelson

    RIP with love to Marty and Paul who both passed into hippie heaven this year. Jack and Jorma are still rockin, This cut is one where they nailed the heavy psychedelic sound and Jack made it nine miles high.

  27. XaurreauX

    Jack Casady is inexcusably underrated as a bass player. He's right up there with Jack Bruce and John Entwistle.

  28. Lúcio Carlos

    good times good songs

  29. Beryl Green

    Looks a bit like Walter Becker passed out at the Jeff's table.

    Ken Rex

    Beryl Green It's Jack

  30. robert McCabe

    .....a perfect live record recorded at the best live venue in all of rock History....The Fillmore.....

  31. Franco lastra

    Rockandroll.. en toda su expresión!

  32. Keith Keller

    Great live album and Sharing......

  33. Sr Noseybonk Torrez Sanchez

    this song smell to mushrooms

  34. stacyblue1980

    RIP Marty

  35. Tom Clohessy

    The intro section one the most perfect organically wrought mind blowing minutes of music ever to grace the planet! Hands down....!

  36. Robert

    RIP Marty

  37. Bill G

    RIP Marty Balin, a true balladeer if ever there was one

  38. Durian Dan

    RIP Marty - see you on the other side

  39. Joe Cesare

    RIP Marty Balin Amazing vocals on this song

  40. David Burrows

    Not sure where to begin. Cassidy’s bass line is the thunder. Jorma’s lead is the lightning. Basin and Slick provide great vocals. This is a hard edged rock classic!

  41. MrMusicguyma

    Pretty creative improv use by all, of the relatively simple Fred Neil song .The vocalists could have used more of Fred's original melody though, IMHO.

  42. Dandelion

    Always GREAT!

  43. James Michael Grandone

    I had the pleasure of finishing off Grace Slick's Heinekens when the Starship concert was over at the Mississippi River Festival when I was artist-host coordinator. Can't recall much other than icing it down earlier that day. Seems like we had a good time backstage, though. You'll have to ask Brian Erdman...Aug. 1975

  44. Chryss M

    I still get chills listening to them !!!

  45. anonymous person

    I just noticed thats jack kassady on the cover

  46. douglas carroll

    Best album jack was a pile driver with the bass employed slap, finger plucking before many others he was like a machine gun. Like the other guy said saw him in SF, about 87, with his punk band and he was a 5-5" powerhorse. I was in awe. Thank heavens for Hot Tuna Covington, Papa John jorma o course.

  47. Lyric Rogers

    The Sopranos brought me hereeee

  48. Eric Beaulieu

    That's totally radical and groovy.Now this is what I call a revolutionnary song .Dig it

  49. Thomas Pedersen

    Yes, I would like to know a secret and how to play the bass guitar like Jack.

    NielsenKillowatt

    I have spent most of my adult life understanding his tone and playing. my conclusions: start with the bass itself (guild starfire), and the strings (pyramid golds).

  50. Taylor Alexandra

    I went to this other side on salvia once

  51. Wayne Elmore ,Evy's Dad

    hot damn !!! I wish I had been old enough to witness such greatness!!!

  52. Thomas Pedersen

    The king of the bass guitar. That's all I gotta say about that.

    Dave Rodgers

    9tttttttttttttttttttttttt444444444444444444444444444444t444t44444t4444y44t44t444, but it was the last tight k

  53. Thomas Pedersen

    That has got to be one of the best album covers ever.

  54. Thomas Pedersen

    I can't believe I forgot about this song. Jack is why I picked up the bass.

    Kariem Mhammd

    Jack is leading me to the same way as yours :D

  55. David Anthony Stone

    one of my favorite bands ever I saw them at the Fillmore East in 67

  56. peter Orla

    My way of introducing JA to anyone is to tell them to listen to at least 3/4 versions of "other Side" & then one realises what they were -a stunning force (& still Tuna are!)

  57. Magnetron33

    Absolute one of the most electrifying live rock albums ever recorded

  58. Magnetron33

    Jack--One of a kind.One of my number 1 faves melodic bass and chords pretty much before EVEYBODY

  59. Andrés Sparks

    Este grupo es la crema
    This group is cream

  60. John Pfeifer

    The bass man

  61. Roger Steinbrink

    Saw a clip where Jack talked about how Mike Bloomfield from The Paul Butterfield Blues Band took everyone to school.
    Carlos Santana, and Bob Weir said the same thing.
    Jorma was already there.

  62. sdushdiu

    THE definitive version of this song showcasing Jack's AMAZING bass playing - that formed the backbone of the Airplane as the bass was not only a driving rhythm but the lead melodic instrument. This and 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds shine. Jack is a monster.

  63. Michael Sheridan

    If there is a better bass player in the world SHOW ME!!!!

  64. Gabriella Sztojkovics

    Geniuses!

  65. Bucknaykyd

    Jack and John, the greatest Bass Guitar Players ever...

  66. David mas

    Elephant Balls on bass! Yeah Jack! We're talking intensity! Let her rip!

    Doug Swisher

    Great disruption !

  67. David Willing

    I love Fred Neil's music......

  68. eugene fried

    asphalt

  69. fidan2fast

    that sexy bass line

  70. dil Currie

    astounding bass playing...

  71. stinky felix

    Just one mans opinion but for my money Jack was the best bass player of the hippy era. Still pay to see Hot Tuna to this day

    dil Currie

    i would prefer the Dead to the Airplane, but theres no denying that Jacks a much better bass player than Phil

    stinky felix

    agreed on both accounts my friend

    Jimbo Chirico

    Good on guitar too. Fat Angel on this album had Balin playing bass, Jack on guitar.

    stephen gorin

    When Jack and Jorma first met in Washington, D C., Jack was a guitarist.

  72. markmaccabees

    Damn, jack's bass is badass.  Like a rolling thunder train.  Got to be one of the MOST interesting and exciting bass players in rock

    Don Shore

    this is one of my ALL TIME favs....directly back to a flashback, the most exciting times in my life....................

    Joseph Perreault

    He was Hendrix favorite bass player for a reason. Jack played bass on voodoo child after all. Arguable Hendrix best song. The menacing sound at any moment then all hell would break out. Jacks approach to the bass was singular. You can’t compare him to anyone.

    Kelly14UK

    I rate the guy highly.

    stephen gorin

    When Jack pkayed with SVT he taped two of his fingers together so he'd play fewer notes.
    I'm a bassist and to me Jack is just God. He changed the entire vocabularly of the electric bass.

    Ken Rex

    Yeah you rite

  73. Tony Montana

    This is great! Thank you!

  74. Kenneth Hall

    In my opinion, Jorma Kaukonen's guitar tone defines the term "acid rock"...

    Michael Ekstrand

    great guitar solo

    earinsound

    BASS, please! :)

  75. Keith Leeuwen

    great !

  76. Keith Leeuwen

    great !

  77. Richard Bogart Burke

    Wonderfull photo

    Richard Bogart Burke

    Wonderful

  78. Papa Tango

    I Love these Cats!

    Mad Max 1056 The Road Warrior

    good for you n good for me I'm hood

  79. Sam Morreale

    Tell me the bass in this song doesn't R-O-C-K?

    Michael Craig

    Jack Cassady!! You know it!!

    Mark Markofkane

    That's what I noticed on that Altamont documentary. If only the Angels didn't have to be so mean.

  80. LeonArdo

    mi sto innamorando di questo gruppo....

    marco bussoletti

    già fatto da parte mia almeno 35 anni fa :-D

  81. Dog Brothers

    I was at every concert on this album-- this particular cut puts me in the stratosphere!

    Thomas Pedersen

    I envy you.

    MrWitchman1967

    Dog Brothers l

    Phil Shevory

    Dog Brothers I call u sir and hold you in the highest esteem and give you plattiudes of a king having survived that era. Thank you for sharing your story. My friend Dog Brother

    Joseph Perreault

    On eighth day God rested. Because Jack was playing

  82. Vladimir Sánchez

    Another great song..

  83. Robert Wright

    uh huh, ok then

  84. MERRYJERRYL

    15 RATED DOWN........????????????????

  85. MERRYJERRYL

    pure LSD........

    Splorp Dingulon

    my guess is a lot of talent here....

  86. captainsoul1953

    So many versions of this song.........Lovin Spoonful do a nice jangly version on their first album

  87. Dominic Marrano

    fuck that mickey Thomas bullshit, that ain't what this is

  88. John Kelly

    my all time favorite rendition of this amazing track!...

  89. Pseudo Smith

    Jack™

  90. sunshinenblues

    keep your head, bless its pointed little head, feed your head....man we were 'heads' in the sixties.  at least the majority of us were!!

    edwardschlosser1

    Wrong. Less than 5% 18 yr olds smoked weed in 1969*. Use peaked in 1979-80* at 52%. 78-79 and 80-81 were 48%. Today the number is about 35%. The class of 1980 rules. Only class to ever exceed 50%. The weed era 1976-84. A proud member of the class of 1980 and a medical marijuana cooperative owner. 30 years in horticulture. The 60's generation was not much different than the 50s. hippies were a very, very, very, small minority and their weed sucked. *study of smokers within the last 12 months.

    edwardschlosser1

    My generation is legalizing weed. The supposed 60's generation is pushing 70 and didn't do shit. Political power peaks at 50-65 years of age. The class of 1980 is 54. Medical is legal in half the states and recreational will soon be in half a dozen. We are right on schedule. In 10 years it will be legal everywhere. The 70s generation did it. You may thank us anytime.

    sunshinenblues

    @edwardschlosser1 E1....your stats leave me very cold.  the sixties people are the story.  Not the medical use of mary jane.  you obviously don't get it, but I understand your grasping any and all credit for the pot phenom your generation is legalizing.  usually it's the thought which precedes the action!  we had thoughts which you will never understand! 

    Paul G

    Standing on the shoulders of giants...

  91. Joe Flash 4

    Now that's 2 members gone.

    peculiarsound

    +Joe Flash Just saw that today. Same day as Paul, too. I used to play the [email protected] out of Takes Off. RIP Signe Toly (Anderson).

    Der Kommissar

    +Joe Flash Paul, Signe, Joey, Spencer. I count 4

    Scott Schleifer

    Spencer and Paul are gone (who played on this version). Signe and Skip Spence (original founding members of JA) are gone too, as well as later members Papa John Creach and Joey Covington. This live album was the "classic" lineup of Marty, Grace, Paul, Jorma, Jack, and Spencer.

    lance Woodroof

    we can build this thing together

  92. GAUTHERON Gilles

    Excellent! What a guitar!

  93. donna mizanin

    rest in peace paul kantner---beloved--musician--activist--amazing human being---ya checked out with the all the greats in the past months---thank you for fighting to end the nam war--and fighting the establishment--brave committed--your saved amerika with many others --but you all had a major impact--hail---peace--see you on the other side

  94. Erik Psicodelia

    RIP Paul Kantner!

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    Don Shore

    i love Paul

  95. Teri Blose

    Loved J.J.

  96. Robert Wheeler

    They definitely had a synergistic moment --- the band, the songs, the vocals --- on a short list of all time greats in rock

  97. Moonpie Shane

    the way it speeds up at the end.  blows my fucking mind.

    MERRYJERRYL

    +Moonpie Shane..MOUNDS OF BLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sky eye

    not then, acid.

  98. David Maslow

    this wasn't an English band dumb fuck!

  99. David Maslow

    Marijuana was already an old thing with people trying coke, speed and good old heroin!

    Paul Jordan

    There's no such thing as good old heroin,that fallacy played into many fruitless lives,and endless excuses for underachievers.

    Paul Jordan

    I've known addicts who used for forty years,and are some of the most timid ,unaccomplished people.

  100. David Maslow

    Shit was already getting awfully heavy kiddies with Vietnam, Nixon and any kind of dope your little heart desired!