Big Man’s Hat

Artist: Charlie Peacock | Album: West Coast Diaries Volume I & II | © 1990 Sparrow Records

I used to wear a big man’s hat in a big man’s world
Got to wear a big man’s hat in a big man’s world
I was just a child then, I acted like a boy
I bought my shirts from the veteran’s thrift
I wore myself a fur-lined motorcycle jacket
I had to wear peg-legged jeans, I was one bad cat
And don’t you forget – I wore a big man’s hat

I learnt myself one good lick from a one lick man
You got to know one good lick to play in a one lick band
I was just a child then, I didn’t know a thing
I though I had to talk like a fool
I thought I had to drink like a goldfish
I thought I had to lie like a dog, I was one sick cat
Was all of this because I wore a big man’s hat

I used to have big man’s thoughts in a young man’s world
You got have big man’s thoughts to make a big man’s girl
And when I finally made that girl, she did not have a clue
That I would break her like a matchstick
That I could turn young love into the third world war
That I’d sit in the seat where the devil had sat
That I could turn young love into the third world war
That I’d sit in the seat where the devil had sat
That I could turn young love into the third world war
That I’d sit in the seat where the devil had sat
Was all of this because, all of this because, all of this because
Was all of this because, all of this because, all of this because
I wore a big man’s hat

Up, up on my head I wore it
Up, up on my head it sat
Up, up on my head I wore it
I wore a big man’s hat
I wore, I wore, I wore a big man’s hat
I wore, I wore, I wore a big man’s hat
I wore, I wore, I wore a big man’s hat