Born In The Sixties!!!

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The original version is “Born In The 50’s” by the Police. I reworded it to represent my generation, and performed it while singing and bassing for my college band “Out Of Hand” in the early 90’s. Posted on Sonicfrog in response to a recent post at Althouse.

♫We were born, born in the sixties
Born, born in the sixties

My mother cried
When Elvis Presley died
She said it was the CIA, But I knew better
Would they drop the bomb on us
while we drank “Sex On The Beach”
We were the class they couldn’t teach
‘Cause we knew better

We were born, born in the sixties
Born, born in the sixties

We screamed
when the Police sang
But Sting went solo and broke up the band
Oh, they should have known better
Oh we learned to break dance
We wore parachute pants
Then we found our faith and prayed to Tammy Fae
We should have known better

We were born, born in the sixties
Born, born in the sixties

We streaked our hair blonde & dressed like the freaks on MTV
We stood in line for hours to watch Jaws, Star Wars, and ET
Ron and Nancy said “Just Say No”
To cocaine and angel dust
You don’t understand us
I am not the Walrus
We’re wreaking the future
We all became teachers

We were born, born in the sixties
Born, born in the sixties…. ♫