Friday, 4 January 2013

It's 1979 Again

We’ve put them back in power but
Lost the protest
And song
Don’t storm the barracks
Only the boxing day sales

It’s 1979  and we’ve put them back in power again
Singing power ballads on x factor while our power is cut off
Queue up at food banks while RBS ration their mass profits to a select few
Not you

It’s 1979 again
But were motionless
Sleep walking
Without out a care in a world
Clapping to the Olympics
And diamond jubilee
Gushing over the royals
And some has been celebrity

But we're happy and jolly
With crisp brand new credit card and satellite deal
Smart phone and new full on eye lashes
Which blacken
What’s really outside

It’s 1979 again and over and over again.

© David Mellor

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David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. I has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.