When Everyone Wore Hats

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Here's to the long-lost world of chain-smoking dreamers
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War and baseball heroes, Ticker tape and streamers,
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Cocktail drinkers, Bible believers
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When light was still filling up a    New York river
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  They knew the grace of tradition
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  Possessed a love of decorum
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  Shook the hand of conviction
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  No one complained then of boredom

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    When everyone wore hats
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    They dreamed of ocean voyages
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    Believed in true romance
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      Found their hearts and voices

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Here's to the long lost hopes of   those mothers and fathers
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  Of rags to riches Of style and manners
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To the American dream in a pledge to honor
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Promises made to their  sons and daughters

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  Threw off the chains of depression
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  Built up the arms of aggression
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  Left us a mixed impression
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  Some died before they learned their lesson

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    When everyone wore hats
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    In the land of immigrants and pilgrims
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    The world came rolling off their backs
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    And landed on their children's
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  They knew the grace of tradition
                        A
  Possessed a love of decorum
                       Em
  Shook the hand of conviction
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  No one complained then of boredom

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    When everyone wore hats
                               Em
    And innocence found simple pleasures
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    They built the cities, drew the maps
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    With clues to find their buried treasures
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When everyone wore hats
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And handed down their pride and prejudice
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They dropped good fortune in our laps
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We traded it for vice and avarice
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When everyone wore hats
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Would-be kings with ragged crowns
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They say the style is coming back
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What's out-of-fashion comes around
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  Uncertain where the road was leading
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  But trusting God was on their side
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  They traced the moral chain of being
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  And filmed it all in black and white
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And everyone wore hats...


1995 Twitchen Vibes Music (ASCAP)
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