Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar.
Feminists everywhere were burning their bras
Man landing on the Moon….allegedly
For, i’m far from convinced, you see
Charles Manson, Vietnam
The Beatles welcomed by ” Uncle Sam”
The 1960’s was a crazy place.
Still there was always a hippy chick to embrace
Be it San Francisco or Carnaby street
George Best. who had the world at his feet
Yet contrived somehow to throw it all away
How magical it must have been to see him play
I was born January 69…ironically
The year Man city won the cup at Wembley
A sad fact this “Red Devil” has had to endure
Pink Floyd released the sound track “More”
The “Swinging Sixties” where my journey began
Now , with white hairs in my beard , i look like an old man
In the 70’s i was just a kid
The 80’s and 90’s i’d like to lift the lid…..
And expose them for….
The shitty decades they were.
Although the Berlin wall….
In 1990 did fall.
That history book
is well worth a look
If the next generation can just tear themselves away from their phones
They could forge a radical decade all on their very own
Or am i expecting too much
Like them , i’m completely out of touch
And so this ode ends
The history lesson’s over , my friend , for now