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The Ostrich
Steppenwolf Lyrics


We'll call you when you're six years old
And send you to the factory
To train your brain for eighteen years
With promise of security
But then you're free
And forty years you waste to chase the dollar sign
So you may die in Florida
At the pleasant age of sixty-nine.

The water's getting hard to drink
We've mangled up the country side
The air will choke you when you breathe
We're all committing suicide
But it's alright
It's progress folk keep pushin' till your body rots
Will strip the earth of all it's green
And then divide it into parking lots.

But there's nothing you and I can do
You and I are only two
What's right and wrong is hard to say
Forget about it for today
We'll stick our heads into the sand
Just pretend that all is grand
Then hope that everything turns out OK.

You're free to speak your mind my friend
As long as you agree with me
Don't criticize the father land
Or those who shape your destiny
'Cause if you do
You'll lose your job your mind and all the friends you knew
We'll send out all our boys in blue
They'll find a way to silence you.

But there's nothing you and I can do
You and I are only two
What's right and wrong is hard to say
Forget about it for today
We'll stick our heads into the sand
Just pretend that all is grand
Then hope that everything turns out OK.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JOHN KAY

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Karl Fisher

These guys are too controversial for the Bubble Gum Rock and Roll hall of fame. They speak the truth! The Koch brothers would not approve. They want to burn the world, K

Dude Man

Straight up!!! And to think a lot of people dont realize what this band was about! There are so many that think they align with Koch brothers lies

mackb909

Steppenwolf: fantastic band. Should have been in the R&RHOF years ago, ahead of so many bands that aren't even worth S'wolf's fingernail clippings.

Joe Joe

@Bob Wesolowski Monkeys???...SMFH

Patricia Millin

Reno Faoro You and my brother would probably get along really great 😁. He also loves Steppenwolf and GFR

DD Daddyman

100% agreed!

Bob Wesolowski

I agree, Steppenwolf should be in as well as a host of others (Guess Who, Doobie Brothers, Monkees (say what you will they ARE famous), Bad Company and I could go on and on). My first concert in 68 was Steppenwolf. Outstanding show.

Toney Isaiah

Rock and roll hall of fame
is bogus.

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simpsoned27

"You're free to speak your mind, my friend,
As long as you agree with me!
Don't criticize the fatherland
Or those who shape your destiny ---
'Cause if you do,
You'll lose your job, your mind and all the friends you knew.
We'll send out all our boys in blue ...
They'll find a way to silence you ...."

Les Schoenberger

This is as relevant right now as it was in 1968, anyone who speaks against Trump gets canned even Dr. Fauci now!

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