I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker

From the moment I heard this songs opening lines I fell in love with it… always believed that I should’ve been alive during the 60’s/70’s, the music from those times is by all accounts probably the best (yes this is just my opinion)… Sandi Thom’s I wish I was a Punk Rocker…

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In ’77 and ’69 revolution was in the air
I was born too late into a world that doesn’t care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

When the head of state didn’t play guitar
Not everybody drove a car
When music really mattered and when radio was king
When accountants didn’t have control
And the media couldn’t buy your soul
And computers were still scary and we didn’t know everything

[chorus]

When pop stars still remained a myth
And ignorance could still be bliss
And when God saved the Queen she turned a whiter shade of pale
My mom and dad were in their teens
And anarchy was still a dream
And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail

[chorus]

When record shops were still on top
And vinyl was all that they stocked
And the super info highway was still drifting out in space
Kids were wearing hand me downs
And playing games meant kick arounds
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

[chorus]

I was born to lead into a world that doesn’t care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair…

5 thoughts on “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker

  1. Jong, ek wil nou nie lelik wees nie, but what kind of punk rocker would have flowers(i repeat: FLOWERS) in her hair?!

    ?!

    I mean did anybody ever stop to think hoe absurd daai lirieke is?

  2. Jong dis n’ oulike liedjie en perhaps n’ bietjie vroulik lol come now admit it jy sing saam waneer dit op die radio speel ….?

    absurd is better dan normaal πŸ™‚

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