An angel on a Harley
Pulls across to greet a fellow rolling stone
Puts his bike up on it's stand
Leans back and then extends
A scarred and greasy hand...he said
How ya doin bro?...where ya been?...where ya goin'?
Then he takes your hand
In some strange Californian handshake
And breaks the bone
Have a nice day

A housewife from Encino
Whose husband's on the golf course
With his book of rules
Breaks and makes a 'U' and idles back
To take a second look at you
You flex your rod
Fish takes the hook
Sweet vodka and tobacco in her breath
Another number in your little black book

These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
Oh babe, I must be dreaming
I'm standing on the leading edge
The Eastern seaboard spread before my eyes
"Jump" says Yoko Ono
"I'm too scared and too good looking" I cried
"Go on", she says
"Why don't you give it a try?
Why prolong the agony all men must die"
Do you remember Dick Tracy?
Do you remember Shane?
And mother wants you
Could you see him selling tickets
Where the buzzard circles over
Shane
The body on the plain
Did you understand the music Yoko
Or was it all in vain?
Shane
The bitch said something mystical "Herro"
So I stepped back on the kerb again

These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
Oh babe, I must be dreaming again

These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking


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5.01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking) song meanings
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    General CommentIm not entirely sure what this means. its a top song though..i think its just another one of his dreams.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery bluesy.
    Anilandon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGotta love the narrative.

    I'm not sure if he is taking a stab at Yoko in the last half there.
    FaaipDeOaidon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me its about people's flippant sayings and actions, maybe a lack of old world integrity...everybody's out to please themselves, no matter the consequences to some other. Did John & Yoko really consider what their actions (and lyrics) would do?

    I don't know entirely but this is vintage Roger Waters
    Into the mysticon September 11, 2017   Link

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