signs

November 22, 2022

signs
by Five Man Electrical Band

lyrics:

And the sign said
“Long-haired freaky people
Need not apply”
So I tucked my hair up under my hat
And I went in to ask him why
He said, “You look like a fine upstandin’ young man
I think you’ll do”
So I took off my hat and said, “Imagine that
Huh, me workin’ for you”
Whoa

Sign, sign
Everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery
Breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that
Can’t you read the sign?

And the sign said
“Anybody caught trespassin’
Will be shot on sight”
So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house
“Hey! What gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out
But to keep Mother Nature in?
If God was here, he’d tell you to your face
‘Man, you’re some kind of sinner'”

Sign, sign
Everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery
Breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that
Can’t you read the sign?

Now, hey you, mister, can’t you read?
You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can’t even watch, no, you can’t eat
You ain’t supposed to be here

The sign said, “You’ve got to have a membership card
To get inside”
Uh

And the sign said
“Everybody welcome
Come in, kneel down and pray”
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
I didn’t have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper
And I made up my own little sign
I said, “Thank you, Lord, for thinkin’ ’bout me
I’m alive and doin’ fine”
Woo!

Sign, sign
Everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery
Breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that
Can’t you read the sign?

Sign, sign
Everywhere a sign

Sign

Five Man Electrical Band is a Canadian band, best known for their 1971 anti-establishment hit “Signs”. Les Emmerson, Brian Rading, Ted Gerow, Rick Belanger and Mike Belanger were the members. The original band name was The Staccatos, which was changed to Five Man Electrical Band when they moved to Las Angeles. The Canadian group formed in the 1960’s. “Half Past Midnight” was their first big hit.

Long-haired freaky people need not apply

Everybody welcome
come in
kneel down and pray

Do this
don’t do that
can’t you read the sign?

Thank you, Lord, for thinking’ ’bout me
I’m alive and doing’ fine

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