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Song Parodies -> "Flower Children Become Seniors"

Original Song Title:

"Try to Remember"

Original Performer:

The Fantasticks

Parody Song Title:

"Flower Children Become Seniors"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Early Baby Boomers (born in the late 1940s) are approaching retirement. This parody reflects on how the fire that drove them in the late 1960s is fizzling out. It is still topical because many of the top spots in government and business are held by people in that generation. The original words are at:http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thefantasticks/trytoremember.htm.
Try to remember as you near December,
Your life is known by none too well. Oh,
Try to remember that back in September
Your brass had sheen, a brilliant yellow.
Try to remember as you reached November
That you were Big Spender, a shallow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then mellow.

Try to remember when you showed your member
With pride because you knew 'twould billow.
Try to remember erection extender
And creams are kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember, you were Great Pretender
Whose love stories many a book could fill. Oh,
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then bellow.

Try to remember, you were a defender
Of Human Rights, to War said "Hell no".
Try to remember, you went on a bender,
When grass was smoked 'til brain was Jello.
Try to remember that mind-numbing splendor
That now you can't get from Cafe Bustello.
Deep in December, pills you should remember,
Then swallow.
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Adagio - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Very pleasant flowing parody. 5's
Yoidy - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
I like I like!
alvin rhodes - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
as robert deniro once said "you talkin' to me ?".....great job..lol...5s
2Eagle - October 23, 2006 - Report this comment
It seems to me that by 1980 they were voting for Reagan.
Barry J. Mitchel - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Better third line from end is 'To fire up your ember in paid bordello.'

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