Music Lyric Sheets: And so the God of Easy Listening Said...
Friday 26 March 1999
You should buy this, kids
You really should
And not just in a post-modern
Ironic sort of way
Because during the Sixties
When your dad was lying on a
At a three-day pop festival
Not far from Lewes
By a wild girl called Suzie Sunchild
Who is now called Mrs Clarke
And probably runs a Sue Ryder Shop
Somewhere in Berkshire,
This is what his mum listened to
As she ironed his spare flares
With the hipster, three-inch belt loops
And the tapestry patches
All the while, humming along
In her best he'll-grow-out-of-it way
Yeah, you should buy this, kids
Because Andy's backing singers
In some cases here
Were those lovable
The Osmond Brothers
In all their close harmony,
Enamel-stripping former glory
No, really. Do this for your dad.
Make a cassette of Andy Williams
Send it to him and your step-mum
Wish him all the best
With his t'ai chi workshops
Point out to him how fresh it sounds
Compared to, say, Jefferson Airplane
Because his mum was right.
And he was wrong.
And we're all straight now
So it's OK to like it
Almost like a war's over.
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