Pangs of silence 
From the room upstairs 
How's the view there 
Do you read what they're sayin' about you 
That you're no fun 
Since the war was won 
In fact you have become 
All of the things you've always run from 

The ascent of Stan 
Textbook hippie man 
Get rest while you can 

So where'd the years go 
All the time we had 
Being poor was not such a drag in hindsight 
And you wonder why your father was so resigned 
Now you don't wonder anymore 

The ascent of Stan 
Textbook hippie man 
Textbook hippie man 
Get rest while you can 

Stan, once you wanted revolution 
Stan, now you're the institution 
Stan, how's it feel to be the man 
It hurts to be the man, It's no fun to be the man 

La~ dada, la dada dada, la dada 
La dadada dadada da~ 
And now watch it all go down 

The ascent of Stan 
Textbook hippie man 
Stan 
Textbook hippie man 
Get rest while you can 

Stan, once you wanted revolution 
Stan, now you're the institution 
Stan, how's it feel to be the man 
It hurts to be the man, It's no fun to be the man