Monday, September 29, 2008

Heartfelt Gratitude

On behalf of my generation and those to come I would like to thank the Baby Boomer generation for the current fiscal train wreck. Congratulations! You've run this great country into the ground!

GOODNESS GRACIOUS
Kevin Gilbert

Goodness Gracious is there nothing left to say?
When the ones that get to keep looking
are the ones that look away
It's pabulum for the sleepers
in the cult of brighter days

Goodness Gracious at the mercy of the crooks
We're broke and stroking vegetables
and there's way too many cooks
In every pot a pink slip, In every mouth a hook

Goodness Gracious I'm not listening anymore
Cause the spooks are in the White House
and they've justified a war
So wake me when they notify
we're gonna fight some more

Goodness Gracious not many people care
Concern is getting scarcer
true compassion really rare
I can see it on our faces. I can feel it in the air
Goodness Gracious me.

Goodness Gracious my generation's lost
They burned down all our bridges
before we had a chance to cross
Is it the winter of our discontent or just an early frost?

Goodness Gracious of apathy I sing
The baby boomers had it all and wasted everything
Now recess is almost over
and they won't get off the swing

Goodness Gracious we came in at the end
No sex that isn't dangerous*, no money left to spend
We're the cleanup crew for parties
we were too young to attend
Goodness Gracious me.

Goodness Gracious my grandma used to say
The world's a scary place now,
things were different in her day
What horrors will be commonplace
when my hair starts to grey?



* Except within a monogamous marriage. :)

5 comments:

Big Doofus said...

Ha. Do you really think the Boomers were the ones who made all of those bad loans? I think it was our generation.

However, I will say that your grandma never did get off the swing...or off the wagon.

Uvulapie said...

Our generation (and the one after) took the bad loans, bad loans that were forced on the banks by the Boomers who had this flower-child utopian view that everyone should own a home decorated by velvet pictures of canned hams.

Big Doofus said...

I don't care what happens to our economy, the government will have to pry the velvet pictures of canned hams from my cold, dead hands!

Uvulapie said...

They will... just as soon as they take away your guns and your machetes and your Merv Griffin VHS tape collection

Lutheran Lucciola said...

You guys crack me up!!!