In my day we used to walk to school
Five miles in the snow
Cocaine was everywhere
In my day we ate toast from a can
From Japan
In my day when it was cold father’d hop into bed with you
And set fire to his beard
In my day children were seen but not heard
They’d died
They were all ghosts
But you still had to work
In my day things were better than they are now
Where am I?
We made food out of flour and water
It really put a damper on things
We played a board game called hard times
Where every square said
Go to war
In my day we couldn’t afford punctuation
Mother I’m just going down to the river very well then
Was a typical conversation
In my day we kept sea horses and land whales
I think they’re called cows now
In my day I rode a bicycle
Hooked up to a generator
Powering my life support

In my day
What’s my name?
What’s my name?

In my day we slept standing up
And ate upside down
You got tied to a bull and sent away
Whoever untied you
Well that’s who you married
In my day we used to listen to ourselves on the radio
It wasn’t even on
We weren’t well
In my day there was a saying
Where there’s smoke
There’s salmon
In my day for Christmas we got a memory stick
It was just a stick and if you forgot something
Father’d hit you with it
In my day I knew where I lived
What’s my name?
What’s my name?
What’s my name?
What’s my name?


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