A question..................

Here's where we keep the polls, and anyone can start a poll!

How many old (or young) hippies on this forum?

Heck yeah! I'm an old hippie! Love & peace baby!
15
41%
Hell no, I tried to buy into that love, peace stuff, didn't work out.
18
49%
I use to be........
4
11%
 
Total votes : 37

Postby alffink » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:47 am

I have the pony tail and a handle-bar mustache now,
but at the time I was spending 22 years with the Coast Guard
and the look really didn't go with the uniform.
I did like the music though, that came out of the movement.
My favorite was little known, "Mellanie" Kafka 8)
User avatar
alffink
Donating Member
 
Posts: 830
Images: 37
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: Casa Grande, AZ

Postby TENNJIM » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:36 pm

I don't remember it.
8)
Jim B / Utah
Most People Seem Normal Until You Really Get To Know Them!
Never mind what people say, I think those Saguaros are shooting us the finger!
72.68% Of All Statistics Are Made Up!
User avatar
TENNJIM
Palladium Donating Member
 
Posts: 594
Images: 35
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: Ogden, UT

Old Hippie by the Bellamy Bros.

Postby FireLion » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:00 pm

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 nowadays in self defense
He get's 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 into new wave
But he's just too friggin' 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's 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 in each wave of tragedy he waited for the joy
Now this world may change around him
But he just can't change no more

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's just trying real hard to adjust

Well he stays away a lot now from the parties and the clubs
And he's thinking while he's joggin' 'round
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's just trying real hard to adjust.

Top
'How can ya get away from it all if ya take it all with ya?'
2004 Ford Escape Ltd.
2012 Coleman tent-no wheels, no A/C, no hitch
User avatar
FireLion
500 Club
 
Posts: 697
Images: 104
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:22 am
Location: Rosedale, Kansas
Top

Postby dwgriff1 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:45 pm

Except that I was monogamus, and didn't do booze or drugs I thought there were some super ideas out there during that time.

I live in a house I designed and built in the '70's. My daughters call it "Dad's Hippie Hut."

dave
User avatar
dwgriff1
500 Club
 
Posts: 946
Images: 4
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:20 pm
Location: SW Idaho
Top

Previous

Return to User Polls

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest