Friday, 22 April 2011

Sandi Thom- I Wish I Was A Punkrocker

I decided to post this as this song stands out, to me it lifts my mood when I'm feeling down. Most people might find it weird to find a punk rocker with flowers in their hair but I believe that it's the musicians that bring something different that are the best. I absolutely hate songs by rappers literally just talking about fast cars and "shorties". Half of those "shorties" are taller than you fellow rappers. It's people like Mika and Queen that I find the best and it's epic music like that which makes me want to fling my slippers off and prance about in my pj's. I remember being in primary school with my friends, we where singing "in '77 and '69 revolution was in the air...." because those where the only words I knew. At least now I can see it on my blog and remember the lyrics.


   Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In seventy-seven and sixty-nine 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

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In seventy-seven and sixty-nine 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 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

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In seventy-seven and sixty-nine 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 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

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In seventy-seven and sixty-nine 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
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