"Hi Ho Silver Lining" as written by and English Weiss....
You're everywhere and nowhere baby, that's where you're at
Going down a bumpy hillside, in your hippy hat
Flying across the country, and getting fat
Saying everything is groovy, when your tires are flat

And it's high ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

Flies are in your pea soup baby, they're waving at me
Anything you want is yours now, only nothing's for free
Lies are gonna get you someday, just wait and see
So open up your beach umbrella, while you're watching TV

And it's high ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

And it's high ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

And it's high ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious

And it's high ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby
I see your sun is shining
But I won't make a fuss, though it's obvious


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"Hi Ho Silver Lining" as written by English Weiss

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    General CommentI do not understand why more people havnt commented. He is so underated, he is a great guitairst and helped create metal. This is an extremely catchy song but someone please change wolverhampton. thts just annyoing
    longliveconradon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've no idea what it means, but the title surely refers to the TV series "The Lone Ranger", in which the title character used the phrase "Hi Ho Silver!" to address his horse (named Silver). The series would have been shown at the time Beck was growing up.
    yewbarrowon May 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's against hippy movement, talking about their commonplaces mixed to a "Lone Ranger" context.

    Because they are always sayin "everything is groovy" and "everything is yours now" and Jeff says "but only nothing's for free" and "lies are gonna get you some day" so "get your beach umbrella while your watching TV" !
    sansaon November 30, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAs has been stated elsewhere,#Hi_Ho_Silver_Lining criticises hippy culture. Specifically the optimism expressed by feeling that "everything is groovy" in denial of the fact that your "tyres are flat". The feeling that the sun is always shining means that one never takes a realistic opinion about anything, or that one is"everywhere and nowhere" at the same time. The writer warns that reality, not just "getting fat", and flies in "your pea soup", but "lies" are going to get you someday, and advises that although you may have a roof today under which to watch TV, you had "better open up your beach umbrella" because you don't know how quickly things can change.
    cleanwillyon January 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI've just reread my comment and the other contributions. The Lone Ranger reference is a joke about his horse being called Silver. What I should have pointed out ("though it's obvious") is that the saying " every cloud has a silver lining" is a typical statement from an optimist, i.e. hippie.
    cleanwillyon January 23, 2013   Link

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