"Long Haired Child" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
Midwinter's day, it's cold, and I know for certain
When I go outside and my head started hurtin'
It's a winter's day and I know for certain
When I go outside my head'll start hurtin'
So I'll wrap it up in materials to
Keep my hair from getting cold
I'll wrap it up in materials to
Keep my hair from getting cold

And I said tell my friends when I have kids
Yeah I said tell my friends when I have kids

I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child

I go outside to mingle in the snow
My head look like a globe
Ain't no hair on it at all
Do I buy a wig
Should I grow my beard
And comb it upwards
And around my ears
Well I can't wait for the kids to come
No, I can't wait for the kids to come
Say hey babe you're goin' know no barbershop
Cause I want yeah I want I know for certain

I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
I'm gonna want the child to be a long-haired child
That's for sure, yeah, baby, that's for sure

When the snow it hits my temple
I wanna rush home
Put on the kettle now
And warm my little brain
And bald head
I'm too cold to know if I'm alive or dead

But when my baby slips out my mama's womb
When my baby slips out my mama's womb
We're gonna enter a new life
Enter a new life, that's for sure
You're gonna enter your self back through your baby's front door
Now if you want that child to be a long-haired child
You're gonna make that baby be a long-haired child that's for sure
Baby, baby, that's for sure
Shoobop, shoobop


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"Long Haired Child" as written by Devendra Banhart

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    General Comment.........

    have you seen him?

    and why would a genius like devendra write about kids not having long enough hair?

    think about it


    well i think it is about children not having enough freedom, i think that long hair is a symbol for freedom to him
    cheesenuggetton March 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI think the first line is "Midwinter's day, it's cold, and I know for certain".
    Ryanroflon November 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so great. I think that basically he doesn't have a lot of hair and wants his kid to have long hair.
    Shurbaon February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm going to agree with cheesenugget.
    Fernando Maravillaon October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely my fav by devendra. he makes me laugh alot, and i really enjoy it.
    theriverwepton November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with cheesenuggett. This song is about living vicariously through your children. The father is forcing his child to appreciate what he lacks, hair. However, he is taking away the child's freedom and giving him a hair complex issue if he does lose his hair like his father.
    ijohnnyzon December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You're gonna enter your self back through your baby's front door" heh :D
    urchinauon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, I believe the first line is "Mid winters day is cold and I know for certain"
    urchinauon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm hmm hmm. Devendra is divine.

    Cheesenugget hit it spot on.

    Haha, "I'm going to agree with cheesenugget". HAHA!
    smallsilverwreathon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim gonna want my child to be a long haired child
    cjhasfallen22on February 10, 2007   Link

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