“I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair, and the media couldn’t buy your soul, and the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail” Sandi Thom

This may or may not interest you. Whatever

What interested me was that it was a look back into the 60’s and 70’s

The original recording comes first. While the lyrics appear with the video I have printed them out as well. At the end, the song is being
performed many years later


Sandi Thom is an Australian singer/songwriter.
This one reflects on life in the 60’s. (recorded 2006)

[Chorus] 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
When 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 around
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

[Chorus]

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

Don Matthews
October 2020


Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing around with words. And having fun

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