(First I Was a Hippie, Then I Was a Stockbroker) Now I Am a Hippie

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The Bobs were dubbed the first New Wave a cappella group in history when they were founded in San Francisco, California in the early 1980s. Now based in Seattle, Washington, this genre-bending, eccentric vocal group has maintained a healthy cult following in the U.S. and Europe in the 29 years they have been touring and recording, winning numerous songwriting and vocal performance honors along the way. more »


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1990
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First I was a hippie
Then I was a stockbroker
Now I am a hippie again

In the Summer of Love I was mellow and high
I had my bus and my dog
   and everything I needed to get by
But the years rolled on and I settled down
I parked my bus and took a car pool into town

A stockbroker in a three piece suit
I gave up sellin' hash and started doin' toot
I had more money than I'd ever dreamed of
I forgot all about the Summer of Love

   First I was a hippie
   Then I was a stockbroker
   Now I am a hippie again

The years went by faster and faster
Down on Wall Street they called me the master
I soon had more money than Lady Astor
I couldn't see an impending disaster

But I wasn't happy
I broke out in a rash
I just couldn't handle the stress...
And then came the crash

   First I was a hippie
   Then I was a stockbroker
   Now I am a hippie again

I'm free -- I lost all I had and that's ok with me
I'm free -- I think I'll check the oil in my van
I'm free -- I've got tickets for all five nights
   of the Grateful Dead
I'm free -- hey, see my new macrame briefcase
I'm free -- etc...

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Written by: MADSEN GREENE

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