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Simon & Garfunkel: The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine Meaning

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Song Released: 1966


The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine Lyrics

THE BIG BRIGHT GREEN PLEASURE MACHINE - 1966

Do people have a tendency to dump on you?
Does your group have more cavities than theirs?
Do all the hippies seem to get the jump on you?
Do you sleep alone when others sleep in pairs?
Well,...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2018 report

    Wilhelm Reich's Organe Energy Accumulator. They were all trying out this new age box, the size of phone box.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2013 report

    I heard somewhere that Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine is merely MONEY. That is my symbolic guess. I grew up in the Hippie Era. Never took drugs. I did wear Bell-bottoms and Flair trousers. Nowadays, I am a Mountain Dew Pop hippie. I always liked Soft Drinks.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 13th 2012 report

    it isn't even remotely about Marijuana (sic). it's simply a commentary on what was viewed as the superficial/material focus of the "over 30" generation by us 'kids' in the 60's and the tendency to seek solace in contrived solutions...but the pot helped!

  4. rasputin1963
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    Mar 12th 2012 report

    It's about Marijuana. It's actually a snide anti-drug song, poking fun at the way "square" people were trying marijuana in order to be hip like the kids. But it also is looking askance as those people who get lost in the fantasies marijuana engenders, until they are using drugs to escape all their problems. The song employs the language of advertising as a comment on how suddenly marijuana went from being an illicit, "underground" narcotic.... to something hip and experimental "advertised in LIFE" magazine.

  5. astorian
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    Mar 9th 2012 report

    This song is, essentially, a satire of the advertising industry.

    Madison Avenue ad wizards are always trying to sell us something via TV or radio. There's always some new products that they're telling us will make us more attractive, will solve all our problems.

    The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine is just the latest product that the advertisers are trying to sell us, that they're telling us we absolutely can't live without!


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