♫ STEPPENWOLF, DON’T STEP ON THE GRASS SAM ♫

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Trippy, but still timely! Written over 40 years ago by John Kay:

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  1. DON’T STEP ON THE GRASS, SAM
    From the 1968 release “The Second”
    Words and music by John Kay:

    Starin’ at the boob tube, turnin’ on the big knob
    Tryin’ to find some life in the waste land
    Fin’ly found a program, gonna deal with Mary Jane
    Ready for a trip into hate land
    Obnoxious Joe comes on the screen
    Along with his guest self-righteous Sam
    And one more guy who doesn’t count
    His hair and clothes are too far out
    While pushin’ back his glasses
    Sam is sayin’ casually “I was elected by the masses”
    And with that in mind he starts to unwind
    A vicious attack on the finest of grasses

    Well it’s evil, wicked, mean and nasty
    (Don’t step on the grass, Sam)
    And it will ruin our fair country
    (Don’t be such an ass, Sam)
    Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
    (You’re so full of bull, Sam)
    All will pay that disagree with me
    (Please give up you already lost the fight, alright)

    Misinformation Sam and Joe
    Are feeding to the nation
    But the one who didn’t count counted them out
    By exposing all their false quotations
    Faced by a very awkward situation
    This is all he’d say to save the day

    Well it’s evil, wicked, mean and nasty
    (Don’t step on the grass, Sam)
    And it will ruin our fair country
    (Don’t be such an ass, Sam)
    Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
    (You’re so full of bull, Sam)
    All will pay that disagree with me
    (Please give up you already lost the fight alright)

    You waste my coin Sam, all you can
    To jail my fellow man
    For smoking all the noble weed
    You need much more than him
    You’ve been telling lies so long
    Some believe they’re true
    So they close their eyes to things
    You have no right to do
    Just as soon as you are gone
    Hope will start to climb
    Please don’t stay around too long
    You’re wasting precious time

    Repeat Chorus
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