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SIGNS
A PEACE of TIME

Track No.
3
Release Date
November 20, 2007
Performed by
Jeff Keith, Brian Wheat,
Frank Hannon, Troy Luccketta
and Dave Rude
Length
04:17
Appears On
A PEACE of TIME
Written by
Les Emmerson
Five Man Electrical Band (1971)
 

LYRICS

And the sign said "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
Fuckin' up 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 to 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"

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"

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"

Recording Note
This is a very raunchy version of our top 10 hit recorded "live" in the studio with a little more grit and attitude than the 5 man "acoustic" version.

NOTE: This is available in digital format only.


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