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    Default Hip to be square

    Can anyone tell me what the title of the song called "Hip to be Square" mean?

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    Default Re: Hip to be square

    The song explains it

    HIP TO BE SQUARE
    by Huey Lewis

    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

    I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV
    I'm working out 'most everyday 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 not too hard to figure out, you see it everyday
    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 who's 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

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    Default Re: Hip to be square

    Quote Originally Posted by abajo View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the title of the song called "Hip to be Square" mean?
    Welcome to the forums.

    To be hip = fashionable or trendy

    to be square = old-fashioned.

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    Default Re: Hip to be square

    Ahhh, so it is fashionable to be old fashioned.

    Adding the lyrics didn't help at all. I wonder why Susi thought that. Actually, I think it was rather impolite. Reading is not understanding.

    saludos

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