November 07, 2010

You Knew We Were Coming

You knew we were coming for sixty years now
You knew we were coming and you told us how
You'd greet us and treat us and keep every vow

'Cause you knew we were coming for sixty years now
You knew we were coming and we'd need your care
You knew we were coming and we'd all paid our share
But what we'd all dreamed of was now our nightmare
But you knew we coming and we'd need your care

We were the babies you counted and grew
The boomers who've worked 40 years just for you
For your golden handshakes and
Your knighthoods too
And now we're demanding you give us our due

Yes you knew we were coming, Maggie and Ted
Lord Home and Wilson and Callaghan said
There'd be a pension, a nurse and a bed
'Cause you knew we were coming, Maggie and Ted

You knew we were coming, and now we are here
Be patient you tell us but one thing is clear
Patience wears thin when there's hope and there's fear
But you knew we were coming and now we are here

'Cause now we're arriving the glad to be grey
We're the kids of the sixties, don't stand in our way
We've marched before now we'll have our say
'Cause now we're arriving the glad to be grey

And you knew we were coming  for sixty years now
You knew we were coming but you never said how
You'd cheat us, defeat us and break every vow
But you knew we were coming, and here we are now
Yes you knew we were coming and here we are now

And here we are now.


Copyright Harvey Andrews.

CR.

8 comments:

Corrugated Soundbite said...

Excellent, Cap'n.

"Patience wears thin when there's hope and there's fear"

And this is why there's going to be a bloody big fight before either of us are dead.

I'm starting to think the Mayans were right.

The moral of this poem; being to define the real meaning of the word "we". You and I know it, Cap'n. "We" as in the "little bloke". The little bloke battling a tide of legislation just to put food on the table for our children and our elders.

Actually, the interpreted moral of this poem (for me, anyway) is to consider the meaning of the whole of life, and to reject reliance upon anyone in a suit who lives off our earnings. Or anyone at all. And for what it means to us whilst we're here in this mortal coil. I know I've been thinking about it.

I do hope those tellies blow out soon.

Fuck authority. They only do us wrong. We'd get on a lot better without them.

ArtCo said...

Hi capn couldn't see your email so ive posted it here
Think you may like my new blog its pretty much like yours in a way.
http://artco-artco.blogspot.com/2010/11/art-lesson-for-europe.html

Have a look and let me know what you think. Lets have the bastards.

Anonymous said...

DORA SAYS:

Captain Ranty,
I have just read your "Just Say No" post from August 2009 and don't imagine that a comment to that is likely to be noticed now, hence have posted here.

If you havent come across it before, here is an excellent short sci-fi story based upon the "Just Say No" principle.

http://www.abelard.org/e-f-russell.php

It clearly and convinvingly delivers the message that governments only have the powers they are granted.
If enough people got the message we would have a different world.

I post this in the hope that you might read it, agree, and post it on your blog.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQFwxw57NBI

James Higham said...

You keep at it, Cap'n.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD3M3yIGE7g

Dark Lochnagar said...

Fuck 'em!

banned said...

Great poem, I've got about a decade before I arrive but I've known since, when a teenager, I realised what a rip-off ponzi scheme the state pension thing is and knew that I would never get one worth having so yeah, fuckemall.