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13th Floor Elevators - "Slip Inside This House", original mono LP

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Published on Aug 24, 2011

This is the original 1967 mono mix, created by the artists and their producer. This particular copy is a promo copy, of which it has been said, no more than about 30 were made. I picked this one up for one dollar in 1970 at a used record store on 8th Street in New York City.

For the benefit of those who care about such things, I am reproducing the lyrics from the sheet enclosed with the record below:


SLIP INSIDE THIS HOUSE
(Tommy Hall - Roky Erickson)

Bedoin in tribes ascending
From the egg into the flower
Alpha information sending
States within the heaven shower
From disciples the unending
Subtleties of river power
They slip inside this house as they pass by,

If your limbs begin dissolving
In the water that you tread
All surroundings are evolving
In the stream that clears your head.
Find yourself a caravan
Like Noah must have led
And Slip inside this house as you pass by.

Slip inside this house as you pass by.
True conception knowing why
Brings even more than meets the eye
Slip inside this house as you pass by

In this dark we call creation
We can be and feel and know
From an effort - comfort station
That's surviving on the go
There's infinite survival in
The high baptismal glow
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

There's no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you have sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own

Live where your heart can be given
And your life starts to unfold
In the forms you envision in this dream that's ages old
On the river layer
Is the only sayer
You receive all you can hold
Like you've been told.

Everyday's another dawning
Give the morning winds a chance
Always catch your thunder yawning
Lift your mind into the dance
Sweep the shadows from your awning
Shrink the four-fold circumstance
That lies outside this house
Don't pass it by.

Higher worlds that you uncover
Light the path you want to roam
You compare there and discover
You won't need a shell of foam
Twice born Gypsies care and keep
The nowhere of their former home
They slip inside this house as they pass by.

Slip inside this house as they pass by
You think you can't you wish you could
I know you can I wish you would
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

Four and twenty birds of Maya
Baked into an Atom you
Polarized into existance
Magnet heart from red and blue
To such extent the realm of dark
Within the picture it seems true
But slip inside this house and then decide.

All your lightening waits inside you
Travel it along your spine
Seven stars receive your visit
Seven seals remain divine
Seven churches filled with spirit
Treasure from the angels mine
Slip inside this house as you pass by

Slip inside this house as you pass by
The space you make has your own laws
No longer human Gods are cause
The center of this house will never die

There's no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you have sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own

Draw from the well of unchanging
and its union nourishes on
And the right rearranging till the last confusion is gone
Water brothers trust in the ultimust
Of the always singing song
They pass along

One-eyed men aren't really reigning
They just march in place until
Two-eyed men with mystery training
Finally feel the power fill
Three-eyed men are not complaining
They can yoyo where they WILL
They slip inside this house as YOU pass by.
Don't pass it by.
(Vocal - Roky - Tommy - Danny)


Vinyl sound track restored using Cool Edit Pro 2.0 and Adobe Audition 3.0.

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