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Re: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Posted by Rod Reinhart on July 29, 2003

In Reply to: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida posted by ESC on July 28, 2003

As I remember, the phrase means,

In The Garden of Eden
Don't you know that I love you

He wrote it In A Gadda Da Vida because it was
easier to sing, and it allowed him to be covertly
religious, rather than overt about it. A lot of
Rock and Role has obscure religious overtones.
REM has the song, "Losing My Religion" which
gives an obscure but obvious religious message.
"Stairway To Heaven" does the same thing.

In A Gadda Da Vida allowed Iron Butterfly to
talk about the perfected paradice where they
would meet the most beautiful woman in creation,
but they would also have no moral or ethical
responsibility to live a good and holy life.

Thanks,

Rod Reinhart