Song Lyric Sunday: Flower Power

The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is Blossoms/Cherry/Flowers.
The song must contain one of these words in either the title or the lyrics.

Hippy Chick by Soho first reached No.67 in the UK in 1990, and a re-release in 1991 stormed up to No.8. But this track was huge on the dance floor. I must have trashed numerous pairs of shoes grooving to this.

As soon as it came on the floor filled with people, doing what I can only describe as the aeroplane dance. Easy, but dangerous, just jig about on the spot with arms outstretched and bob and weave to the music. I can’t tell you the number of times I got smacked in the face. This was vogueing on steroids.

The song samples the driving guitar from The Smiths track How Soon Is Now? And is about a woman arrested by her boyfriend at a protest demonstration. As you can imagine, this put a bit of a damper on their relationship.

It’s hard to tell you how I feel without hurting you
So try to think about yourself the way that I see you
You’re life revolves around the force of oppression
And I won’t deal with the true blue devils of correction

Got no flowers for your gun
No hippychick
Won’t make love to change your mind
No hippychick
No hippychick
No, hip hip hip hip hip

Today, we’ll sit here drinking coffee in your incident room
Tonight, you’ll close the door and lock me in that bare bulb gloom
Love, it ain’t something riding on a motorbike
And love, I stopped loving you since the miners’ strike

Got no flowers for your gun
No hippychick
Won’t make love to change your mind
No hippychick
No hippychick
No, hip hip hip hip hip hop

It’s hard
It’s hard
It’s hard
It’s hard

No hippychick
No hip hip hip hip hip
No hippychick
No hip hip hip hip hip
No hippychick
No hip hip hip hip hip
No hippychick

Songwriters: Johnny Marr / Dennis Brinkhurst Timothy
© Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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