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The Great Debate

28 April 2014



The drummer is amazing,

and the bass line is cool,

the guitar riffs rock,

but this guy can’t sing,

the lyrics are lame,

this band could be good.


These days, you have to be better than good,

although sexy seems to beat amazing,

which I think is totally lame.

Musicians used to be cool,

people who really could sing,

back when rock was rock.


today’s music isn’t rock,

and less and less of it is any good.

autotuned and processed just to sing,

who needs talent if you look amazing?

images and gimmicks, trying to be cool,

computers make the music, how lame.


kids think I’m old, say my music’s lame,

they can’t sing and dance to rock,

it’s not popular or cool,

but they don’t know what is good.

Listen to that guitar solo, it’s amazing!

Listen to those lyrics, this guy can really sing.


No one has to really sing,

when did music get so lame?

When did scratching a record become amazing?

How can you say a computer really rocks?

How can you even think this modern stuff is good?

When did stupidity become cool?


Yesterday’s new is no longer cool,

after a few drinks, anyone can sing,

what you call old, I still say is good,

and what you say is good, I say is lame,

we both think  our music rocks

times haven’t changed much, which is amazing.


Music’s amazing, no matter what’s cool,

some bands really rock, some people really sing,

some music’s always lame, and some’s always good.



28 April, 2014 - Posted by | Poetry | ,

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