So you want to jump out your trick bag And ease on into a hip bag But you ain't just exactly sure what's hip So you start to let your hair grow Spend big bucks to cop you a wardrobe But somehow you know there's much more to the trip
[Chorus] What is hip? Tell me, tell me if you think you know What is hip? If you was really hip The passing years would show You into a hip trip Maybe hipper than hip But what is hip?
So you became part of the new breed Been smokin' only the best weed Been hangin' out on the so-called hippest set Being seen at all the right places Being seen with just the right faces You should be satisfied Still it ain't quite right
Hipness, what it is! Hipness, what it is! Hipness, what it is! And sometimes hipness is What it ain't!
You done even went and found you a guru In your effort to find you a new you And maybe even managed To raise your conscious level As you striving to find the right road There's one thing you should know What's hip today Might become passe