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"Signs"

(As recorded by Five Man Electrical Band)
LES EMERSON

And the sign said "long haired freaky people, needn't ought 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 upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I took off my hat, I said "imagine that, huh, me working for you!", woah

Sign, sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this don't do that can't you read the sign?

And the sign said "anybody caught trespassing would be shot on sight"
So I jumped on the fence and yelled at the house, "hey what gives you the right?"
To put up a fence to keep me out, or 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
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this don't do that can't you read the sign?

Now hey 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

Sign said you gotta have a membership card to get inside, ooh

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 thinking of me, I'm alive and doing fine!", woah

Sign, sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this don't do that can't you read the sign?

Sign, sign everywhere a sign

Sign, sign

(c) Copyright 1970 by 4-Star Music Co., Inc.

- HIT PARADER, November 1971.

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