- Pete Townshend is Now Old
I heard it and didn’t believe
Who heard it, you say, and then leave?
Yes they heard it and didn’t believe
Who sang it, you say, for reprieve?
Don’t shoot me, they sang it, believe!
Who told it, the pinball retrieved?
Yes they told it, and now I am peeved
Who wrote it and must be believed?
Yes they wrote it and made me believe
A pinball wizard, his song has grown cold
And finally they sang it and now it is sold
And a generation loved and laughed and were bold
But both Pete and Roger are now really old!
- Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart
They were the soul of the movement
And love did surround them
The little girls screamed and that’s how
We all found them
With a real nowhere man
Living in a nowhere land
And poor Elinor Rigby’s lost love
There were one, two, three steps
Right down Penny Lane
Blue meanies and lovers regret in the main
And light shines upon us from somewhere above
But the thing I regret beyond yesterday
Is the fact that love grew and then went away
And in the darkness a shot rang out…
And John’s voice was silent…
As tears replaced cheers and grew dark all about.
- Monkees and Mayhem
I saw her face, and I’m a believer
I laughed when she laughed and never deceived her
On the last train to Clarksville in the quietest car
I watched her bright antics and loved from afar
The song they were singing was really quite frantic
And never could I be quite so pedantic
To tell the daydream believer her show was now over
And move on to leave her for a dog, name of Rover.