I liked this song when it first came out, though I never was one much for the hippie lifestyle. I don't just hear the melody. I listen to all the words. It's a problem when your verbal IQ is 10-15 points higher than your performance (math) IQ. It means you can't help but hear the words. I hadn't thought about this for years until Me and Sheila and a Dog named Daisy drove 2300 miles in a U-Haul from Texas to Washington State. Seemed kinda appropriate for the trip.