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Hip to Be Square
by Huey Lewis & The News

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around
But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down
Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair
You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care
'Cause I can tell what's going on
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square

I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV
I'm working out 'most everyday and watching what I eat
They tell me that it's good for me, but I don't even care
I know that it's crazy
I know that it's nowhere
But there is no denying that
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square

It's not too hard to figure out
you see it everyday
And those that were the farthest out have gone the other way
You see them on the freeway
It don't look like a lot of fun
But don't you try to fight it
And an idea who's time has come

Don't tell me that I'm crazy
Don't tell me I'm nowhere
Take it from me
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square

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Grilled Mormons

Do ya like Hewey Lewis and The News? Their early work was a little too "new-wave" for my taste, but when Sports came out in 83, I think they really came into their own - both commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs...A big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humour. In 87, Huey released this, fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should! Because it's NOT just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends! It's also a personal statement about the band itself!

Cyrus Linzey

I do love that copypasta.

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Jaden Hernandez

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Grilled Mormons

@David McGeoy I'm here to inform you that my comment came from the ramblings of a madman, from the cult classic film American Psycho. None of it was really true, just the guy making up nonsense to pretend he knows what he's talking about, as well as warping the intended message of the song, to whatever fits him

David McGeoy

Sooooo, early work too “new wave”?? I’m digging deep and I can’t find anything they put out before Sports that could even vaguely call Wave. I’m open to any thoughts you have. And then the idea that he was cynical or bitter compared to Elvis Costello??

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Lisa Goldberg

You like Huey Lewis and the news?

Lisa Goldberg

Mr.PunkRebellion6969 no allen!

Lisa Goldberg

Harrison Edgar their most accomplished album with their hit song hip to be square, a song so catchy most people don’t listen to the lyrics, but they should!

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