Famous Songs About Magic Mushrooms

Johnny Dee Mar 23, 2022
Famous Songs About Magic Mushrooms

They say sex drugs and rock and roll are the holy grail of music. And while we’re not trying to take sides, drugs have been the basis of a lot of fantastic melodies. 

In fact, some might say psychedelics and good tunes go together like peanut butter and jelly. LSD has had an enormous impact during the 1970s. Some tripped to find their higher power; others said it fueled their creativity. 

Even Steve Jobs said taking LSD had a profound impact on his success at Apple, and attributes it to most of his in his life.

Who knew that dropping acid would lead to the creation of the iPhone?

But we digress… 

The point is there’s a huge connection between magic mushrooms and untapped creative potential. No, you don’t have to take drugs to make good music, but a little encouragement from Mother Nature doesn’t hurt, either. 

We aren’t experts on creativity, but we do know our magic mushrooms. And when you start to explore the link between music, creativity and shrooms, the results are pretty phenomenal. 

To prove that theory, put together a list of trippy tunes inspired by hallucinogens you should look up on Spotify. 

Note that these trips in these tunes are a far cry from what we experience when we microdose. 

Magic mushrooms in small quantities are meant to make you feel good and form more positive neural pathways — not have you tripping on your Monday morning Zoom call. 

7 Songs Inspired By LSD 

The Beatles – “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”

With a title whose acronym is literally LSD, The Beatles were no strangers to the strange imagery a trip can elicit. While they didn’t often take drugs in the studio, the members did occasionally dabble with shrooms in the 60s (big shock there). 

It all started when a dentist slipped some into the potion at a dinner party. Man, our grandparents’ generation really was wild. 

Most people don’t take kindly to being roofied, but John and George found the potion so good, they decided to ask where they could get some more.

Dubbed “the dental experience” by George from then on out, LSD went on to have a profound impact on their self-expression and music. 

With all that flower power going around, it’s no surprise their experiences wound up helping them create some of the most relaxing, happy-go-lucky songs of the ages. John Lennon said that the song was really inspired by a picture drawn by his son, but the lyrics detail a rather trippy scene we’d only conjure up to the colorful highs LSD can induce. 

Jimmy Hendrix – “Purple Haze” 

Hendrix is probably one of the most obvious artists on this list. He was an open user of LSD, and he had no problem revealing that the drug played a large role in his self-discovery and musical inspiration. 

The psychedelic influences run rampant throughout his music, from hypnotic beats to lyrics like, “Purple haze all in my brain, lately things just don’t seem the same. Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why. ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.”

Hendrix was a symbol of the late-60s and 70s psychedelic movement. His openness, curiosity and self-ownership carved a path that still inspires artists today. Interestingly, when asked about his experience with acid, Jimmy Hendrix said that he used the drug to “see both ways.” He wanted to understand himself on a level that stemmed beyond his usual consciousness, and he aspired to translate that awareness through his music. 

Chance the Rapper – “Acid Rain” 

Hip hop is part of the millennial cultural experience. Even if you aren’t an avid listener, there’s no way hearing Lil’ Wayne at a party instantly doesn’t take you back to middle school. Finding yourself feeling nostalgic over your friend’s 7th-grade MySpace profile song is weird to say the least, but that’s the power of music for you. 


You might know the likes of 50 Cent and Eminem, but if it’s been a while since you heard any rap, the name Chance the Rapper may be new. 

His song “Acid Rain” refers to trips throughout the lyrics, used in a creative way to express both physical falls and the emotional spirals someone encounters after the loss of a loved one. Chance told MTV that acid inspired the lyrics, and the song serves as a tribute to his late friend. 

Many people have found that magic mushrooms can help them move through grief and depression in gentler, more productive ways. Studies also show that taking magic mushrooms affects multiple parts of the brain, which is why it can have such a powerful effect on trauma, depression and anxiety recovery. 

Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”

Is there anything more closely associated with LSD than Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? “White Rabbit” is a song that takes the literary sensation to new heights. Bassist Jack Casady explained that the hit become something of a symbol for people who were actively exploring the heights and pitfalls of acid in the 60s. 

Though Carrol’s story was not inspired by the drug, the hallucinogenic ambience of the entire novel, from its animated creatures to perceptual distortions, parallel many experiences people undergo when they trip. 

There also seems to be some well-intentioned advice masquerading in the lyrics, as lead singer Grace Slick croons, “And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low, go ask Alice. I think she’ll know.” 

You might not be jumping down any rabbit holes, but you can have someone guide you through a psychedelic experience. Hallucinogens fuel the brain’s communication channels, allowing for deeper emotional awareness and clarity. This is what leads to the transcendental or “out-of-body” experiences you hear about. 

But bad trips do happen, and they can be terrifying. They can even lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is why you should never try to trip on your own for the first time. We suggest microdosing on a schedule, and, if you’re interested, looking for a qualified psychedelic who can walk you through your trip. 

Of course, this all has to be down within the legal parameters of your state. You shouldn’t ever jeopardize your safety or break the law for any psychedelic experience.

The Beatles – “I Am the Walrus” 

You didn’t think they would be one-and-done after “the dental experience,” did you? Lennon reveals that this hit was penned over the course of two acid trips and meeting the love of his life, Yoko Ono. 

The opening line, which Lennon wrote while high, is a philosophical sucker punch to the mind that will probably have you feeling way too existential. 

The first verse goes: 

“I am he as you are he as you are me.

And we are all together.

See how they run like pigs from a gun.

See how they fly. 

I’m crying.” 

While it may sound like something you’d scoff at, the lyrics really reveal some of the deeper thoughts and reflections acid may cause people to draw under the influence. Psilocybin creates a hyperconnected brain, and some people undergo such profound spiritual experiences that it changes their personality. 

Microdosing and macrodosing magic mushrooms won’t send you on any spiritual whirlwinds, but they can lead to long-term improvements in memory, concentration and emotional regulation. 

The Grateful Dead – “Black Peter”

“Black Peter” was written after a ultra-realistic trip caused songwriter Robert Hunter to live out the assassination of JFK, Lincoln and other figures. Sounds terrifying, but it led to a deeper understanding and empathy for the departed. 

His song explores the experiences of each person before their untimely end. Lyrics like, “All of my friends came to see me last night; I was laying in my bed and dying,” and, “One more day I find myself alive, tomorrow maybe go beneath the ground,” depict the psychological connection Hunter felt during his trip. 

We can’t say we envy him, but it’s interesting nevertheless to glimpse at a firsthand encounter so bizarre as his. 

Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3

Okay, small disclaimer: Gorecki was a Polish composer who lived from 1933 to 2010, and he probably didn’t drop LSD. However, his work is so powerful that it was chosen by the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research for a study on the effects of psilocybin on spiritual practices. 

There’s even an official Johns Hopkins psilocybin playlist on Spotify (we’re not joking). The song is part of a larger set of music researchers are using to investigate how magic mushrooms’ key component can alter the human psyche, namely its interaction with traumatic memories and emotional responses. 

Do Magic Mushrooms Make You More Creative?

No one can definitively predict what you’ll feel taking shrooms, however, lived experiences and emerging research does reveal a heightened sense of awareness and spiritual connection after taking hallucinogens. That being said, we’re not about relying on drugs to override our natural senses. 

Instead, at Schedule35, we like to use magic mushrooms to enhance our natural talents, ease negative symptoms and feel our best so we can do our best. Check out our products or reach out to us with any questions. We’re already happy to talk about our experiences and share our knowledge.

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anonymous*77444 says May 14, 2024, 8:03 pm

I don't think the Beatles are very good

anonymous*89193 says May 4, 2024, 4:59 am

Nice!

Malik J says April 1, 2024, 9:37 am

AWESOME

anonymous*103800 says March 6, 2024, 11:39 am

I love music

anonymous*96068 says January 24, 2024, 3:45 am

Can't beat the classics

anonymous*96794 says January 23, 2024, 10:30 am

I like music

anonymous*90248 says December 8, 2023, 9:21 am

Great songs for some great vibes!

anonymous*86187 says November 6, 2023, 3:59 pm

Mary Had a Little Tab

anonymous*86187 says November 6, 2023, 3:40 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

anonymous*86187 says November 6, 2023, 12:55 am

So darn good

anonymous*86187 says November 1, 2023, 2:29 pm

Classy

anonymous*86187 says October 31, 2023, 4:26 pm

All great songs

anonymous*78357 says October 23, 2023, 4:34 pm

sing it!

anonymous*78357 says October 19, 2023, 10:01 pm

shroomy!

anonymous*78357 says October 19, 2023, 10:01 pm

so damn cool! i sing about shrooms too!

anonymous*84370 says October 10, 2023, 3:14 am

interesting

anonymous*84370 says October 10, 2023, 3:12 am

wow very interesting

anonymous*84370 says October 10, 2023, 3:11 am

wow cool

anonymous*84370 says October 10, 2023, 3:10 am

wow that's wild

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