Living Proof

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I wrote this song a few years ago, based on a remark i had overheard in a bar from a dapper young gent chatting to two lovely young ladies. The remark stuck in my mind and this is the result.

I don't really do this song much anymore, but my other band The Ferny Brackens have adopted it into their repertoire.

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They say that hugging trees will make you dirty
But I think that the opposite is true
They say that those who save the Earth have got no style
But here's a word of wisdom from me to you

I'm living proof, I'm living proof
That you can be a hippie and still look good

They say you can't stay clean around a campfire
You can't avoid the wood smoke as a rule
But is nuclear power and petrol any cleaner?
And by using them, does that make you look cool?

I'm living proof, I'm living proof
That you can be a hippie and still look good

Here come the hippies with their beards and pierced noses
And three piece suits
Looking very dapper with their tops and tails
And army surplus boots

Here come the hippies with their beads and flowing robes
And organic food
Well, if they can't solve the problems of the world today
At least they look good!

I'm living proof, I'm living proof
That you can be a hippie and still look good

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from Time Capsule, released August 18, 2012
written and recorded by Calum Carlyle

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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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