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Cut Your Hair
Pavement Lyrics


(Stop it)

(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Darlin' don't you go and cut your hair
Do you think it's gonna make him change?
"I'm just a boy with a new haircut"
And that's a pretty nice haircut
Charts are like a puzzle
Hitmen wearin' muzzles
Hesitate, you die
Look around, around
The second drummer drowned
His telephone is found

(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Music scene is crazy
Bands start up each and every day
I saw another one just the other day
A special new band
I don't remember lying
I don't remember a line
I don't remember a word

But I don't care
I care
I really don't care
Did you see the drummer's hair?

(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

"Advertising looks and chops a must
No big hair!"
Songs mean a lot
When songs are bought
And so are you
Face right down to the practice room
Attention and fame's a career
Career, career, career, career, career

(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: Stephen Malkmus

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pocket83²

​@Margaret Sure, I was slender and young. You would have been likely to find me wearing some baggy jeans or (as previously mentioned) olive corduroys with a mildly edgy tee-shirt, often a Mossimo graphic for going out. The ensemble would've been completed by a worn pair of either Adidas Gazelles or perhaps Converse low tops.

As for accessories, that's not so much my thing. At most a hemp necklace. There was a semi-permanent timing-chain bracelet on my wrist. Oh, and let's not forget my characteristic rose-colored Lennon/Oasis, or more specifically, Natural Born Killers inspired glasses. Naturally, the hair was shoulder-length with a middle part, shaved underneath, and usually kept in a pony tail.

As for how the other boys dress, well (as you can probably tell my predilection from the story), I've not been really eager to notice. Here's what I will say: many of them had tattoos and piercings, especially ear spacers. This was also the era of that awful 'tongue wing' fad. Baggy was mandatory. Sandals were standard. Socks, not so much.

Guys wore lots of hippie (baha) hoodies at the time, even in the summertime. And so, such colored tweed-like fabrics were pervasive enough to affect the general style in head wear, backpacks, and those little pocket-chained change purses, even for the guys. Note that ambiguity in masculinity was starting to become at least a little more, well, accepted. It was a really non-violent culture. This at least, in theory; maybe not so much in the parking lots. This was just a few years after the LA riots, which added some regressive bravado to the time.

And to answer your question, no, boys weren't any more artistic at the time. That said, given the concert culture we're talking about here, in general, the young men present would have been flaunting more creative accessories than you'd find out in public. At the time, showcasing had seemed to be more about skills for boys, and style for girls, with consideration being highly valued on both halves. At least, this was my feel of it all.



Mir Sadat Hossain

[Verse 1]
Darling don't you go and cut your hair
Do you think it's gonna make him change?
"I'm just a boy with a new haircut"
And that's a pretty nice haircut
Charge it like a puzzle
Hitmen wearing muzzles
Hesitate you die, look around, around
The second drummer drowned
His telephone is found

[Verse 2]
Music scene's crazy
Bands start up each and every day
I saw another one just the other day
A special new band
I remember lying
I don't remember a line
I don't remember a word

[Chorus]
But I don't care
I care
I really don't care
Did you see the drummer's hair?

[Verse 3]
Advertising looks and chops a must
No big hair!
Songs mean a lot
When songs are bought
And so are you
Bitch, right down to the practice room
Attention and fame's a career



Colorfull Cute

Darling don't you go and cut your hair
Do you think it's gonna make him change?
"I'm just a boy with a new haircut"
And that's a pretty nice haircut
Charge it like a puzzle
Hitmen wearing muzzles
Hesitate you die, look around, around
The second drummer drowned
His telephone is found

Music scene's crazy
Bands start up each and every day
I saw another one just the other day
A special new band
I remember lying
I don't remember a line
I don't remember a word

But I don't care
I care
I really don't care
Did you see the drummer's hair?

Advertising looks and chops a must
No big hair!
Songs mean a lot
When songs are bought
And so are you
Bitch, right down to the practice room
Attention and fame's a career



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Vinny Gooch

March 2022 update: My Grandfather Vincent (The Barber) is still alive, and very much well. He just turned 80 in September 2021. I wish I can add photos onto the comment here to show you guys. Believe it or not he still cuts hair for some of my family members in his home!

Wolfgang Icarus

Does he like pavement ?

Harper Hellems

You're a good grandson, Vinny Gooch.

Harper Hellems

@meadow Me too! I was just in a Pavement mood.

CannabisReviewPDX

Reading this made my day. Hope the old dude is doing well.

Mia Kœnig

I don't know how I found this video or comment, but they are both v cute!

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wysoft

I hate that this era is gone. Fun, upbeat and cynical all at once.

Soggy

@daniel, you’re still a chad No good? Not even just good enough?

Soggy

@James Haldane Up! But real deep like.

Soggy

Yeah I miss those times more every year.

I’ll always remember walking out the Brisbane airport and seeing Pavement loading their 2 black vans for their gigs on their Australian Brighton the Corners tour.

The moment I realized who was in front of me I went star struck. All I could manage was grabbing my CD for signatures. Blurting out how my bro and I flew from Nowheresville just to see their 2 gigs in Brisbane that weekend.

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