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O HAPPY SIXTIES

Alone and lovely in her buckskin and bells
Her promise of salvation casts a powerful spell
On a sixty-something hippie still pretending to rebel
Got a big belly, going bald as well

O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah
Another sixty-something hippie still pretending to rebel
All hope of revolution gone to hell
O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah

So much for glamour, hoopla and stars
Cashing in on fame to pitch medicine and bars
Sell me the illusion my belly’s full of fire
I’ll be glad to buy your brand of desire

O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah
Another sixty-something hippie still pretending to rebel
All hope of revolution gone to hell
O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah

Mammas drive their babies from near and far
To every child beauty pageant held in a backyard
Little girls flash bikinis, big hair and eyes
Mommas cry when they announce the prize

O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah
Another sixty-something hippie still pretending to rebel
All hope of revolution gone to hell
O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah

Either you get older or, you’re not around
You put youth behind you or from six feet down
You raise your daisy up out of the ground
Sixty years a seeker this the only truth I found

O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah
From a sixty-something hippie who’s still doing fair
All hope of revolution left to those of us who care
O yeah
O yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m a sixty-something hippie and I’m still around
Just a sixty-something hippie and I’m still around

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released August 15, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray

guitar: Johnse Holt
bass, drums program & vocals: Lloyd Brodnax King
lap slide: Ray Ramirez

production: Johnse Holt & Lloyd Brodnax King
cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King

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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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