"Cheap Sunglasses" as written by and Dusty Hill Billy F Gibbons....
When you get up in the morning and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Spied a little thing and I followed her all night
In a funky fine Levis and her sweater's kind of tight
She had a west coast strut that was as sweet as molasses
But what really knocked me out was her cheap sunglasses
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Now go out and get yourself some big black frames
With the glass so dark they won't even know your name
And the choice is up to you cause they come in two classes
Rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah


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"Cheap Sunglasses" as written by Billy Gibbons Frank Beard

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  • +4
    General CommentAs one of rock and roll's longest running band, ZZ Top has lived for years on their hit ``Cheap Sunglasses'' originally released in 1980. The band usually sings the song wearing their own signature black shades. However, quiz a fan and you will find that most have not paid much attention to the actually words of the song, preferring to soak in the rhythm of the piece.

    The song is loosely about the pursuit of a girl. She catches the eye of the singer, who followers her around, admiring every aspect of her. Though she might seem unattainable to some, he knows that he might stand a chance as a result of her cheap sunglasses, which imply that she is a regular, down home person, too. After all, girls come in 2 classes, the kind that are uptight and out of reach and those with the cheap sunglasses.

    However, the song opens with a much different tale of sunglasses. Hung over and worn out from a night of hard partying, the singer is forced to get some cheap sunglasses just to function. It's joyful in some ways, but also cautionary in that if you spend too much time out partying you won't be good for anything but wearing cheap sunglasses and following girls around!

    anima69316on August 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI totally agree with cantide8405, it's blatantly about having a hangover after a really good night out. Brilliant song, one of their best definatly! ^_^
    just katon November 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song ! Gotta love that mellow 70's sounding guitar.
    gothic_hobbiton June 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song to listen to when getting leid
    RemoteDwarfon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song & Tush are the best ones to get laid to I think.
    pollockon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe clearly said "LEID" as in getting one of those hawaiin things put on your neck. :)
    IRoxYerSoxon September 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Summer song if you think about it.
    kfe2on February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the guitar solo in this song. Such a great mindless fun song.
    hairyliberalon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a definition of cool. $3.00 aviators at the Dollar Store at what not. Hell yeah!
    Avram Fawcetton June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the choice is up to you cause they come in two classes
    Rhinestone shades and cheap sunglasses

    Love it.
    vera_lynn07on July 28, 2006   Link

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