Hippie Radio

Album: Desperate Man (2018)
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  • My daddy had a Pontiac on the beiger side of yellow
    He was a young man then and I was a little fella
    I'd play in that bench back seat and listen to the songs get sung
    He couldn't carry a tune in a bucket but he'd sing at the top of his lungs

    Carry On My Wayward Son on the hippie radio
    Songs about the flower babies and the birth of rock and roll
    And I was a band, I would stand and we'd bounce down the road
    A boy and his dad in a Pontiac with that hippie radio

    Can't' remember if it was seventeen, maybe eighteen is right
    But I'll never forget those baby blues and the glow of that dashboard light
    I'd won her heart the week before and it was hot right from the start
    I busted her brother Billy's mouth for makin' fun of my car

    And it was White Wedding and Rebel Yell on the hippie radio
    I was a Werewolf in London, and she was Lady Marmalade's soul
    And I'd crank the band, take her hand and we'd pull off back a road
    A boy and his girl in a Pontiac, and the hippie radio

    Four years and seven days from tying cans to the bumper
    I was pacing a maternity floor, my flower baby was a mother
    My hands were shaking as we were leaving, taking our boy home
    My heart was full and in my head I could hear a long, long song

    Cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon on the hippie radio
    A-B-C, 1-2-3, don't blink or he'll be gone
    And I took her hand and she just smiled with a look that said "I know"
    A boy and his dad, and a boy and his girl in a Pontiac
    And the hippie radio Writer/s: Eric Church
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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