Pet Sounds

My father turns 64 this week
So the Beatles are stuck in my head
Though he wouldn't catch the reference.
The Stones weren't his bag either;
Too many drugs, too much blatant sex.

He listened to the Beach Boys
Back when he still listened;
Sometimes the Righteous Brothers--
Wholesome, soulful, safe.

My father turns 64 this week
But his head's still in the sand.
A man who's put down music
Is a man who's aged too soon.


ann Bush said...

Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm 64?

dave said...

yes, so long as there's still a bush, "ann".