Man of the World

By Peter Greenbaum, 1969

Shall I tell you about my life
They say I'm a man of the world
I've flown across every tide
And I've seen lots of pretty girls

I guess I've got everything I need
I wouldn't ask for more
And there's no one I'd rather be
But I just wish that I'd never been born

And I need a good woman
to make me feel like a good man should
I don't say I'm a good man
Oh, but I would be if I could

I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I'm sure
About all the times I've cried
And how I don't want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love

Mick Fleetwood:

"I had conversations with Peter Green around that time [1969-1970, when Greenbaum began wearing a Cross] and he was obsessive about us not making money, wanting us to give it all away. And I'd say, 'Well you can do it, I don't wanna do that, and that doesn't make me a bad person."

While Greenbaum apparently left his Fleetwood Mac band because of a desire to become less kikish, his fellow guitarist Jeremy Spencer left to join a Kike cult, "Children of God", now known as "The Family International", of which he is still a follower.

Drugs seem to have played a big part in both departures -- LSD in Greenbaum's case, and mescaline in Spencer's case.

Spencer refused to play on Fleetwood Mac's recordings of Greenbaum's songs, "Albatross", "Man of the World", "Oh Well" and "The Green Manalishi (WIth the Two Pronged Crown)" -- the band's most popular songs.

Greenbaum has explained that The Green Manalishi is Money/The Devil. He wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream in which he was visited by a green dog which barked at him. He understood that the dog represented money. "It scared me because I knew the dog had been dead a long time. It was a stray and I was looking after it. But I was dead and had to fight to get back into my body, which I eventually did. When I woke up, the room was really black and I found myself writing the song."

Greenbaum quit his band in Germany in 1970, suckered into briefly joining a cult, whose leaders' ulterior motive was to use Greenbaum's influence to get Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to appear in a Bavarian rock festival. Greenbaum left the cult after a while. Spencer quit in the USA in 1971, after heading off for a bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard, going off with a young man named "Apollos", and ending up for life (so far) in The Kike's Family of God. He recorded and produced the 1972 album Jeremy Spencer and the Children for the cult.

"The Family" pimped (and pimps?) children, to sexually entice new members to join. Satanist Brian Warner's ex-girlfriend Rose McGowan was raised in the cult. Actors River, Joaquin, Rain and Summer Phoenix were raised in The Family, along with their sister, Liberty Phoenix, from 1972 to 1978. Susan Justice, an American pop rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, was raised by the cult. Ricky Rodriguez, the subject of a Family manual advocating adult-child sexual contact, killed himself and one of the women he claimed had sexually abused him.

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