By John D. Loudermilk
1965 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I got my swimcap and comb and my paperback book
That I'm almost through
I got my lipstick and mirror and my suntan lotion
And my cam'ra, too
I got my beach bag full of all the necessary items
For a day in the sun
And of course it wouldn't be
Like me if I didn't bring along, some ..

Sunglasses, mmm.. to hide behind
Sunglasses, mmm.. to cry behind
Sunglasses, mmm.. to die behind
Dear, while I lie and cry and sigh and hurt
And watch you while you flirt
With your somebody new
Makin' me blue

I brought my towel and transistor radio
So I could tell the time
'Cause the Top Forty records and the weather and sports
Will get you off of my mind
I'll rent an umbrella from the lifeguard fella
With the dreamy eyes
And ya bet - I couldn't forget
My old stand-bys - my ..

Sun glasses, mmm.. to hide behind ..

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

Hit versions: Skeeter Davis, Tracy Ullman, Hillary
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