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Back When My Hair Was Short Lyrics By Gunhill Road

    back when my hair was short
    i was a white sock sport
    wore pointed shoes and pegged pants
    drank ’til my eyes were red
    hid playboy ‘neath my bed
    slicked my da for the dance when you dance when you dance

    back when my hair was short
    i met some friends in court
    for stealing hubcaps from cars
    chain smoking under the stars
    played all night pinball in bars

    and dreamed about love love
    we were experts on love
    we talked our way all around it
    and even if we had found it
    we couldn’t respond

    slowly i changed my ways
    college and longhaired days
    seeing three concerts a week
    an honesttogod hippie freak
    too busy eating to speak

    except about love love
    we held rallies for love
    but no one knew what they stood for
    how many months were they good for
    the meaning is gone

    soon when my hair is short
    i’ll make a full report
    of how i came back alive came back came back alive
    and what it takes to survive
    wringing the truth out of jive

    i’ll tell you of love love
    more than ever it’s love
    no lack of faith undermines it
    ’cause it’s the hope that we’ll find it
    that makes us go on

    back when my hair was short
    i was a white sock sport
    holding beer parties ’til three
    college appealed to me
    eastern philosophy

    Artist: Gunhill Road

    Year: 1973

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 132