The Ostrich



publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Kay
album: Track 11 in album Steppenwolf
release date: 1968-1
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:46
producer: Gabriel Mekler
composer: John Kay

Album Information

label: Dunhill ABC
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steppenwolf Steppenwolf cover art


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We'll call you when you're six years old
To train your brain for eighteen years
But then you're free
So you may die in Florida

We've mangled up the country side
We're all committing suicide
It's progress folk keep pushin' till your body rots
And then divide it into parking lots.
But there's nothing you and I can do
What's right and wrong is hard to say
We'll stick our heads into the sand
Then hope that everything turns out OK.
You're free to speak your mind my friend
Don't criticize the father land
'Cause if you do
We'll send out all our boys in blue

You and I are only two
Forget about it for today
Just pretend that all is grand


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sookie Sookie
  • 2 Everybody's Next One
  • 3 Berry Rides Again
  • 4 Hoochie Coochie Man
  • 5 Born to Be Wild
  • 6 Your Wall's Too High
  • 7 Desperation
  • 8 The Pusher
  • 9 A Girl I Knew
  • 10 Take What You Need
  • 11 The Ostrich