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"Signs" is a protest song made famous by Canadian rock band, Five Man Electrical Band. Stan Marsh tries to sing this in the Season Nine episode, "Die Hippie, Die". U.S. based rock band Tesla recorded a live version in the early 1990s becoming a major hit for them.

Background

Stan Marsh's political conviction changes him into becoming more like the "college hippies", who arrived in South Park for the Hippie Jam Fest concert. He starts playing an acoustic guitar to fight the "corporate fatcats" that control the world.

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 upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"

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' would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a 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
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've 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 got to have a membership card to get inside
Ugh!

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."

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
Sign, sign


Songs from Season Nine
Dancing Queen | Fernando | I See a Lady Bug | Love Lost Long Ago | Make It Right | Raining Blood | Signs | Sing | Swim With the Dolphins | Talent Shows are for Fags | The Yankee Doodle Boy | This is It | This World O' Mine | Trapped in the Closet | Up Where We Belong | We Can Live Together | Who Let the Dogs Out | You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine | You're the Best

See Also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season Nine | Season Nine