Alice In Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit-hole
“So she (Alice) was considering in her own mind,(as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid,) whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain1 would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way2 to hear the Rabbit say to itself,
“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”
(when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have
wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed
quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually
took a watch out of its waistcoat3-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started4 to her feet, for it flashed across her
mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop5 down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again”.
- Daisy-chain: a string of daisies linked together.
- Out of the way: (here) strange.
- Waistcoat: a piece of men’s clothing with no sleeves or collar usually worn over a shirt.
- Started: (here) jump up.
- Pop: (here) Jump down.
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ’em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call…
When she was just small
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the Dormouse said
Feed your head (x3)