It’s Hip To Be Square

It’s Hip To Be Square

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday is shaping up to be a great selection of songs – did you like that? Yes Jim has given us a list of shapes to choose from. I have chosen square.

This track will always get my foot tapping. I am trying to recall which movie(s) it has been used in. Please let me know in the comments if you can remember. This is Huey Lewis and The News with the electric “It’s Hip To Be Square”. Great fun!

Lyrics by: Hugh Anthony Cregg, William Scott Gibson and Sean Thomas Hopper

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
Because 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 every day 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
So hip to be square

It's not too hard to figure out, you see it every day
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, an idea whose 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
So hip to be square
Tell 'em, boys

Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip, so hip to be a square
Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip

Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip, so hip to be a square
Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip

Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip, so hip to be a square
Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip

Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip, so hip to be a square
Here, there, and everywhere
Hip, hip
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7 thoughts on “It’s Hip To Be Square

    1. Thank you for supplying the film – although I have never seen than film before, so I wonder whether there is another reason it is so familiar to me.
      It’s a great track though is it not!

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