Hip to be square

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abajo

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

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The song explains it :-D

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
 

Anglika

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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.
 

heidita

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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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