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"Signs"
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 
     upstanding young man, 
     I think you'll do 
So I took off my hat 
     I said imagine that, 
     huh, me working for you 

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 kinda 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 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 
Sign said you got to have 
     a membership card to get inside 

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 about me, 
     I'm alive and doing fine 

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






Desiderata
by Max Ehrmann, 1927
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
     and remember what peace there may be in silence.  
As far as possible, without surrender,
     be on good terms with all persons.  
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
     and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; 
     they too have their story. 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
     they are vexations to the Spirit.  
If you compare yourself with others,
     you may become vain and bitter; 
     for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.  
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. 

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
     it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.  
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
     for the world is full of trickery.  
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
     many persons strive for high ideals;
     and everywhere life is full of heroism. 

Be yourself. 
Especially, do not feign affection. 
Neither be cynical about love;
     for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment 
     it is perennial as the grass.  
Take kindly the council of years, 
     gracefully surrendering the things of youth.  
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune,
     but do not distress yourself with imaginings;
     many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle, with yourself. 

You are a child of the Universe,
     no less than the Trees and the Stars;
     you have a right to be here.  
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
     no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.  
Therefore be at peace with God,
     whatever you conceive Him to be,
And whatever your labors and aspirations, 
     in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.  
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
     it is still a beautiful world. 
Be careful.  Strive to be happy.