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Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

Altamont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace and love, such a lovely concept

 

It lay at the heart of that strolling band

 

Of troubadours. Free performance and

 

Love was given, a time of liberty for all.

 

Ill-conceived the proper level of control

 

A no-no for non-lovers of that hard word

 

Or the uniformed crews who wield a sword.

 

Happier to be surrounded by unshaven guards

 

The Stones OK'd an easy ride in biker's haven.

 

Peace and love, such a hip hip hippy hooray

 

For freedom love and free free ways in USA.

 

Agents of hell blew finer hopes one awful day,

 

Anger ascended till the time of peace was past;

 

A vestige of rock's aspirations breathed its last.

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Hi Frank,

 

 

You've captured something of the highs and lows of this phenomenon:

 

 

Love was given, a time of liberty for all.

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Peace and love, such a hip hip hippy hooray

 

For freedom love and free free ways in USA.

 

Agents of hell blew finer hopes one awful day,

 

Anger ascended till the time of peace was past;

 

A vestige of rock's aspirations breathed its last.

 

 

Nostalgia and also a celebration of an era and a band.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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