Living Proof

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This song isn't actually autobiographical. It is entirely extrapolated from a remark i overheard someone saying loudly at an adjacent table one busy evening in a pub.

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They say that hugging trees will make you dirty
But i believe 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
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
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 are nuclear fuel and petrol any cleaner?
And by using them, does that make you look "cool"?

I'm living proof
I'm living proof
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
And still look good

Here come the hippies with their beards and pierced noses
And three piece suits
Looking very dapper in their tops and tails
And army surplus boots
Here comes the hippies with their flowers and flowing robes
And organic food
They may not have all the answers to the problems of today
But at least they look good

'Cos i'm living proof
I'm living proof
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
And still look good

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from Too Cold For Snow, released March 11, 2015
Written and performed 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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