"What is Hip?" as written by and E. Castillo S. Kupka....
So ya wanna dump out yo' trick bag.
Ease on in a hip thang,
But you ain't exactly sure what is hip.

So you started to let your hair grow.
Spent big bucks on your wardrobe.
Somehow, ya know there's much more to the trip.

What is hip
Tell me, tell me, if you think you know
What is hip
If you're really hip
The passing years will show
You're into a hip trip
Maybe hipper than hip
What is hip

You became a part of a new breed.
Been smokin only the best weed.
Hangin' out with the so called Hippie set

Been seen in all the right places.
Seen with just the right faces.
You should be satisfied, but it ain't quite right

What is Hip
Tell me tell me
You think you know
What is hip
If you really hip
The passing years will show
You on a hip trip
Maybe hipper than hip
What is hip

Hipness is
What it is
Hipness is
What it is
Hipness is
What it is
Sometimes hipness is, what it ain't

You went and found you a guru
In an effort to find you a new you,
And maybe even raise your conscious level

While you're striving to find the right road,
There's one thing you should know,
What's hip today, might become passe

What is Hip
Tell me tell me
You think you know
What is hip
If you really hip
The question is will it show
You on a hip trip
Mayber hipper than hip
What is hip

Think about it y'all

What is hip
Tell me tell me
If you think you know
What is hip
If you're really hip
The passing years will show
Tell me tell me
If you think you know
What is hip
The passing years will show


What is hip
Ahh
What is hip
Id like to know
What is hip
Is it in the style of your hair
What is hip
Is it in the clothes that you wear
What is hip
Id like to know
What is hip
Id like to know
What is hip
What is hip y'all
Hey
What is hip?
Hey

What is hip
What is hip y'all
What is hip
I wanna know
What is hip
Ahh
What is hip
I wanna know what hipness is


Lyrics submitted by -fool-

"What Is Hip" as written by John David Garibaldi Emilio Castillo

Lyrics © BOB-A-LEW SONGS

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    General Commentthis song is AMAZING
    -fool-on September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're tellin' me. I can't sit down when I hear this song.. you really have no choice but to groove along with it. Simply smashing.
    honorc74on January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You became a part of a new breed.
    Been smokin only the best weed.
    Hangin' out with the so called Hippie set"

    One of the best lines in any song. Every time i hear it it makes me smile. The instrumentalism of tower of power adds a lot to this song as well. The rhythm is perfect and the melodys great. The bass line in the background holds the song together very well. Love the main idea of the whole song too. Try and do what you do and be yourself, a little cliched but it works.
    Get_out_and_pushon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhenever i hear this song i always think of that episode of the drew carey show with all the dance numbers, and they did this one when lewis thought he wanted a tattoo...i love how it ends, too, when they show lewis shrugging and rubbing the tattoo he drew on his arm off with his thumb
    sugar0magnoliaon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy does this song even have lyrics? T of P is so unearthly funky, why not just let the band groove for eight minutes, and skip the silly lyrics?
    rockin_royceon August 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTower of Power rules. I like the song meaning too and don't agree the lyrics don't add anything (despite how bad ass they play). The song meaning actually is relevant today like it was in the 70s - sometimes, being hip is NOT being a "hipster" and trying too hard. Just be yourself!
    CalebBlantonon February 28, 2014   Link

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