Hippies

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"Hippies"
Hippies cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Released 2020
Recorded 2013
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

This song is part of the "Hippies" lineage of songs

"Hippies" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years.

Appearances

Overview

"Hippies" was written by Rivers Cuomo in early 2013 in contention for the album that would eventually Weezer's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The song was released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years in 2020. The verse melody is a reworking of the demo "The Ballad of St. George," written a few months prior.

Lyrics

I miss the hippies in my life
The rank patchouli sticks that they would light
The fantasies of love and peace
Isn't that what we all need?
So where did all the hippies go?
Did they cut off their hair to spite their nose?
Were they absorbed in EDC?
Did they O.D. on PCP?

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippie-dippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are kind
And not one of them ever cut you in line
So don't write 'em off till you give peace a try

We'll start an awesome hippie band
And do ten minute smokey blues rock jams
Our fans will tape record the shoes
And we'll burn up our underclothes

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippie-dippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are kind
And not one of them ever cut you in line
So don't write 'em off till you give peace a try

Why can't we just get along?
We won't need to hit a bong
We got tunes to keep us high
I hope you stay here in my life
Be my faithful hippie wife
'Cause I'm in love with you
And so is everyone around the world

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippie-dippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are kind
And not one of them ever cut you in line
So don't write 'em off till you give peace a try

I miss the hippies in my life
Patchouli sticks that they would often light
Their happy dreams of peace and love
And isn't that what we all want?
Where'd hippie-dippies go?
Did they cut off their hair as they got old?
Did they O.D. on PCP?
Or get absorbed in EDC?

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippies, hippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are nice
And nobody haggles to get a good price
'Cause they got contentment down deep inside

Why can't we all just get along?
Don't need ??? hippie songs
I hope you stay here in my life
You can be my faithful wife
We'll start an awesome hippie band
And do ten minute smokey blues rock jams
Our fans will tape record the shows
And we will burn our underclothes

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippies, hippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are nice
And nobody haggles to get a good price
'Cause they got contentment down deep inside

...

Hippies, hippies
I want more hippies in my life
Hippies, hippies
They dreamed of a world where the people are nice
And nobody haggles to get a good price
'Cause they got contentment down deep inside

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-12-2013 11h4m30s.mp3 February 12, 2013 2:01 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-12-2013 11h8m5s.mp3 February 12, 2013 3:38 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-12-2013 11h18m11s.mp3 February 12, 2013 2:32 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-12-2013 11h59m13s.mp3 February 12, 2013 2:16 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 14h24m43s.mp3 February 13, 2013 1:05 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 14h37m10s.mp3 February 13, 2013 3:10 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 14h37m10s hippies.mp3 February 13, 2013 3:10 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years Duplicate of Work 2-13-2013 14h37m10s.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 14h54m31s.mp3 February 13, 2013 3:08 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 14h54m31s Hippies.mp3 February 13, 2013 3:08 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years Duplicate of Work 2-13-2013 14h54m31s.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-13-2013 15h0m8s hippies.mp3 February 13, 2013 3:08 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-15-2013 11h33m10s.mp3 February 15, 2013 3:12 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-15-2013 11h43m51s.mp3 February 15, 2013 3:16 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-16-2013 12h35m51s.mp3 February 16, 2013 1:27 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Work 2-18-2013 17h6m35s.mp3 February 18, 2013 0:13 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies  1.mp3 20132014 3:14 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies  3.mp3 20132014 3:11 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies  4.mp3 20132014 3:12 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies     5.mp3 20132014 3:10 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies     6.mp3 20132014 3:10 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies     7.mp3 20132014 3:07 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Hippies Hippies     8.mp3 20132014 3:08 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
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