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
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
— “Signs”, Five Man Electrical Band, Good-Byes and Butterflies, 1970
A companion collection, Human Faces of the Flagstaff March for Science, is here.
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