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Signs – Tesla

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One of my favorite songs from my younger days. I never knew it was a cover song. The original by the Five Man Electrical Band is OK, but I think Tesla just made the song. It’s almost as if it was meant to be their song.

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The Lyrics

And the sign says “Long-haired freaky people need not apply”
So I put my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine outstanding young man, I think you’ll do
So I took off my hat, I said “Imagine that, huh, me working for you”

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

And the sign says “Anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight”
So I jumped the fence and I yelled at the house
Hey! What gives you the right!
To put up a fence and keep me out, or to keep Mother Nature in
If God was here, he’d tell it to your face, man, you’re some kind of sinner

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

Oh, say now mister, can’t you read
You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can’t watch, no you can’t eat, you ain’t supposed to be here

And the sign says “You got to have a membership card to get inside” – uh!

[Solo]

And the sign says “Everybody welcome, come in, kneel down and pray”
But then they passed around a plate at the end of it all
And I didn’t have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own fuckin’ sign
I said, “Thank you Lord for thinking ’bout me, I’m alive and doing fine”, oh

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

Yes! Some old song, called “Signs Signs”, I wish we did write that one, but
We didn’t – wow!

Alright


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