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​Primitive Cool

This song is by Mick Jagger and appears on the album Primitive Cool (1987).


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A place far in the future
And faces from the past
And children reading history books
Their faces light and laugh

It all seems so primitive
How did you survive?
It all seemed so different then
How did you stay alive?

Did you walk cool in the fifties, daddy?
Was it all black and white?
Did you play jazz all night?
Was it really so wonderful?

Did you walk cool in the fifties, daddy?
And did you dress like james dean?
Did you wear dungarees?
Did you dance to the rhumba?

Was it all just crazy fashion?
I said, "Oh, yeah"
Did you live life with a passion?
I said, "Oh, yeah"

Does it all have some strange meaning?
Can it change my life today?
Or is it all so much flotsam and jetsam?
Tell me right away

Did you walk cool in the sixties, daddy?
And did you fight in the war?
Or did you chase all the whores
On the rock and roll rumble?

And did you walk cool in the sixties daddy?
And did you fight in the war?
Did you break all the laws
That were ready to crumble?

Was it just a crazy fashion?
I said, "Oh, yeah"
Did you live life with a passion?
I said, "Oh, yeah"

Does it have some inner meaning?
Can it change my life today?
Or is it all so much flotsam and jetsam?
Tell me right away

Well I think you've got it figured
Go check it out yourself
Cause I've had it playing teacher for today

Did you walk cool, primitive cool?
Did you know Dr. King?
Was he ever so humble?
Did you walk cool, primitive cool?
Did you break all the laws
That were ready to crumble?

Get the picture, mmm

A place far in the future
And faces from the past
And children reading history books
Their faces light and laugh

It all seems so primitive
How did you survive?
It all seemed so different then
How did you stay alive?

Written by:

Mick Jagger