I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)

Album: Smile... It Confuses People (2006)
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  • Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
    In seventy seven and sixty nine, revolution was in the air
    I was born too late, into a world that doesn't care
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

    When head of state didn't play guitar, not everybody drove a car
    When music really mattered and when radio was king
    When accountants didn't have control, and the media couldn't buy your soul
    And computers were still scary and we didn't know everything

    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
    In seventy seven and sixty nine, revolution was in the air
    I was born too late, into a world that doesn't care
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

    When popstars still remained a myth, and ignorance could still be bliss
    And God save the queen, she turned a whiter shade of pale,
    My mum and dad were in their teens and anarchy was still a dream
    And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail

    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
    In seventy seven and sixty nine, revolution was in the air
    I was born too late, into a world that doesn't care
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

    When record shops were still on top, and vinyl was all that they stocked
    And the super-info highway was still drifting out in space
    Kids were wearing hand me downs, and playing games meant kick around
    And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
    In seventy seven and sixty nine, revolution was in the air
    I was born too late, into a world that doesn't care
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my
    I was born too late, into a world that doesn't care
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair Writer/s: IAN BROWN, SANDI THOM
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kelsey from Rustburg, VaPunk rocker girls might have black flowers in their hair but thats about it...
  • Becky from Denver, CoYou're right... punk rockers don't, and hippies do. That's why she talks about '77 *and* '69. Part of both cultural revolutions.
  • Paul Marlo from Perthpunk rockers dont wear flowers in their hair.. that would be hippirs sandi
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