Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - 1969
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Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - 1969



"Magic Carpet Ride" is a rock song written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve from the Canadian-American hard rock band Steppenwolf. The song was initially released in 1968 on the album The Second. It was the lead single from that album, peaking at number three in the US, and staying in the charts for 16 weeks, longer than any other Steppenwolf song.


The song appears in the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact when Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell) takes off on his first warp flight in the Phoenix.



Lyrics



I like to dream, yes, yes

Right between the sound machine

On a cloud of sound I drift in the night

Any place it goes is right

Goes far, flies near

To the stars away from here


Well, you don't know what

We can find

Why don't you come with me little girl

On a magic carpet ride


Well, you don't know what

We can see

Why don't you tell your dreams to me

Fantasy will set you free


Close your eyes girl

Look inside girl

Let the sound take you away


Last night I hold Aladdin's lamp

So I wished that I could stay

Before the thing could answer me

Well, someone came and took the lamp away


I looked

Around

A lousy candle's all I found


Well, you don't know what

We can find

Why don't you come with me little girl

On a magic carpet ride


Well, you don't know what

We can see

Why don't you tell your dreams to me

Fantasy will set you free


Close your eyes girl

Look inside girl

Let the sound take you away



Songwriters: John Kay / Rushton John Moreve

Magic Carpet Ride lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group






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