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Old Hippie

Song Author David Bellamy Performer: The Bellamy Brothers Submitted by: Anonymous

[G]He turned thirty-five last Sunday [C]in his hair he found some [G]gray
But he still ain't changed his lifestyle he likes it better the [D7]old way
So he [C]grows a little garden in the back [G]yard by the fence
He's con[C]suming what he's growing now-a [G]days in self de[D7]fense
He [G]gets out there in the twilight zone
Some[C]times when it just don't make no [G]sense

He gets off on country music [C]cause disco left him [G]cold
He's got young friends in a new wave but he's just too damn [D7]old   
And he [C]dreams at night of Woodstock and the [G]day John Lennon died
How the [C]music made him happy and the [G]silence made him [D7]cry   
Yeah he [G]thinks of John sometimes [C]and he has to wonder [G]why  

He's an [C]old hippie and he [G]don't know what to do
Should he [D7]hang on to the old should he [G]grab on to the new
He's an [C]old hippie his new life is [G]just a bust
He ain't [D7]trying to change nobody he just [C]trying real [D7]hard to [G]adjust

He was sure back in the sixties [C]that everyone was [G]hip  
Then they sent him off to Vietnam on his senior [D7]trip   
And they [C]forced him to become a man while [G]he was still a boy
And be[C]hind each wave of tragedy he [G]waited for the [D7]joy   
Now this [G]world may change around him [C]but he just can't change no [G]more

Repeat #3

Well he stays away a lot now [C]from the parties and the [G]clubs

And he's thinking while he's jogging around
Sure is glad he quit the hard [D7]drugs
Cause [C]him and his kind get more en[G]dangered everyday
And [C]pretty soon the species will [G]just up and fade [D7]away   
Like the [G]smoke from that torpedo [C]just up and fade [G]away

He's an [C]old hippie and he [G]don't know what to do
Should he [D7]hang on to the old should he [G]grab on to the new
He's an [C]old hippie his new life is [G]just a bust
He ain't [D7]trying to change nobody he just [C]trying real [D7]hard to [G]adjust


He turned thirty-five last Sunday in his hair he found some gray
But he still ain't changed his lifestyle he likes it better the old way
So he grows a little garden in the back yard by the fence
He's consuming what he's growing now-a days in self defense
He gets out there in the twilight zone
Sometimes when it just don't make no sense

He gets off on country music cause disco left him cold
He's got young friends in a new wave but he's just too damn old
And he dreams at night of Woodstock and the day John Lennon died
How the music made him happy and the silence made him cry
Yeah he thinks of John sometimes and he has to wonder why

He's an old hippie and he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old should he grab on to the new
He's an old hippie his new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody he just trying real hard to adjust

He was sure back in the sixties that everyone was hip
Then they sent him off to Vietnam on his senior trip
And they forced him to become a man while he was still a boy
And behind each wave of tragedy he waited for the joy
Now this world may change around him but he just can't change no more

Repeat #3

Well he stays away a lot now from the parties and the clubs

And he's thinking while he's jogging around
Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs
Cause him and his kind get more endangered everyday
And pretty soon the species will just up and fade away
Like the smoke from that torpedo just up and fade away

He's an old hippie and he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old should he grab on to the new
He's an old hippie his new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody he just trying real hard to adjust

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