Who Needs The Peace Corps?

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What's there to live for?
Who needs the peace corps?
Think I'll just DROP OUT
I'll go to Frisco, buy a wig & sleep on Owsley's floor

Walked past the wig store
Danced at the Fillmore
I'm completely stoned
I'm hippy & I'm trippy, I'm a gypsy on my own
I'll stay a week & get the crabs & take a bus back home
I'm really just a phony but forgive me 'cause I'm stoned

Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!

How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya Frisco!
How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya
Oh, my hair is getting good in the back!

Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!

Hotcha!

First I'll buy some beads
And then perhaps a leather band to go around my head
Some feathers and bells
And a book of Indian lore
I will ask the Chamber of Commerce how to get to Haight Street
And smoke an awful lot of dope
I will wander around barefoot
I will have a psychedelic gleam in my eye at all times
I will love everyone
I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
I will sleep...
I will, I will go to a house...
That's, that's what I will do:
I will go to a house where there's a rock & roll band 'cause the groups all live together
And I will join a rock & roll band and I will be their road manager
And I will stay there with them and I will get the crabs
But I won't care because...

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Notes About This Song

  • The line "I'll go to Frisco/buy a wig/and sleep on Owsley's floor" refers to Owsley Stanley, who prepared LSD experiments like a cook and was the longtime soundman and financier for the Grateful Dead.

CC Clues In This Song

  • The hippies in the song are heavily associated with lice ("I'll stay a week [in San Francisco] & get the crabs & take a bus back home", "And I will stay there with them [the rock & roll band] and I will get the crabs but I won't care...").
  • Targets Hippies
  • References Gypsies
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