Tag Archives: 60s

It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to…

It really reads better as a poem than as a song.  Full lyrics HERE.

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Yakety Sax

I feel like I should be chasing someone around.

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Swap

Excerpted from Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut, ©1991: I was willing to believe back in the 1960s that deep meditation as practiced in India might be a way to achieve happiness and wisdom which had not been previously available to people of European and African stock. The Beatles also believed this for a …

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Masters of War

I had never heard of Pearl Jam, never heard of Eddie Vedder, but then I saw him perform this on television– and never forgot it, or him. Full lyrics HERE.

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I Think…

I don’t hear a guitar in there.  It seems to be just a bass, a tambourine, a drum, and a sporadic keyboard. That’s a little different.

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You Better Find

When the truth is found to be lies And all the joy within you dies… Full lyrics HERE.

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“Wearing of Sandals”

From a May 27, 1968 memo on the counterculture movement, directed to the head of the FBI: “nonconformism in dress and speech, neglect of personal cleanliness, use of obscenities (printed and uttered), publicized sexual promiscuity, experimenting with and the use of drugs, filthy clothes, shaggy hair, wearing of sandals, beads, and unusual jewelry, tend to …

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“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.”  ~Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy

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’69

Excerpted from Art Garfunkel’s autobiographical What Is It All But Luminous / notes from an Underground Man ©2017: In May of ’69… Paul’s writing changed from “I know your part’ll go fine”– words of a deep friendship (The Only Living Boy in New York)– to “Why don’t you write me?”– words of frustration. So many …

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Life’s Illusions

I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all I was just a kid when this was on the charts, so I didn’t realize how wonderful those lyrics are. Full lyrics HERE.

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Everyone Knows

And Windy has stormy eyes That flash at the sound of lies… Why are you lying to Windy?  She sounds amazing.  If you don’t straighten up, you’re going to lose her. Full lyrics HERE.

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My soul has been psychedelicized…

Full lyrics HERE.

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