Sign sign everywhere a sign…

In 1970 the Canadian rock group, Five Man Electrical Band, produced a hit song called “Signs”. The song’s success greatly popularized the somewhat unknown band. The lyrics were a strong commentary about the social situation in the United States when discrimination was still very much a part of everyday American life. Throughout the song, signs are referenced to be symbols of the exclusionist ideas. As I drove home yesterday, I really noticed all these funky signs. So I thought what a great visual statement…

Complete lyrics here http://www.fivemanelectricalband.ca/signslyrics.html

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~ by leicaman on September 9, 2009.

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