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First I Was A Hippie, Then I Was a Stock Broker, Now I Am A Hippie Again 
By: The Bobs
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Rank this week: 25 (↑20)
Duration: 2:03 
Release Date: 1987  (will1410) 
Lyrics By: Gunnar "Bob" Madsen and Richard "Bob" Greene (will1410) 
Music By: Gunnar "Bob" Madsen and Richard "Bob" Greene (will1410) 
Produced By: Andy Narell and The Bobs (will1410) 
Released By: Originally released on The Great American Music Hall Records (will1410) 
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  • The Bobs used to be the "Musical Comentators" for NPR's Morning Edition (will1410)
  • This song was recorded for NPR's Morning Edition (will1410)
  • Song Lyrics:
    First I was a hippie
    Then I was a stockbroker
    Now I am a hippie again

    In the Summer of Love, I was mellow and high
    I had my bus and my dog
    and everything I needed to get by
    But the years rolled on and I settled down
    I parked my bus and took a car pool into town

    A stockbroker in a three piece suit
    I gave up sellin' hash and started doin' toot
    I had more money than I'd ever dreamed of
    I forgot all about the Summer of Love

    First I was a hippie
    Then I was a stockbroker
    Now I am a hippie again

    The years went by faster and faster
    Down on Wall Street they called me the master
    I soon had more money than Lady Astor
    I couldn't see an impending disaster

    But I wasn't happy
    I broke out in a rash
    I just couldn't handle the stress...
    And then came the crash

    First I was a hippie
    Then I was a stockbroker
    Now I am a hippie again

    I'm free -- I lost all I had and that's OK with me
    I'm free -- I think I'll check the oil in my van
    I'm free -- I've got tickets for all five nights
    of the Grateful Dead
    I'm free -- Hey, see my new macramé briefcase
    I'm free -- etc...
    (jammin DIA)
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