Kid's Today

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"they may have dedicated this cd to Ian Dury but it’s Lonnie Donegan to the fore here. “Kids today / they’ve got no respect / and they tend to be / grammatically incorrect” – proper word magic! Multi-tasking: not only a swipe at snowflake millennials and younger, but also a parody of the sort of people – “never did us any harm” – who go around bemoaning , um, kids today. Singalong chorus of “Stick ’em up the chimney” just for starters."

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"KIDS TODAY"

Kids today; they don't know they're born:
their hands aren't calloused and their soles aren't worn;
they've never had rickets;
never fought in a war; never had to ask
 "please sir... can I have some more?"

Kids today; they’ve got no respect
and they tend to be grammatically incorrect
they're self obsessed and over confident
with a well developed sense of entitlement

So, Stick'em up a chimney! I tell yer, stick'em up a chimney! Like we were
sent up the chimneys, back in our day.
Kids today: they think they know it all,
they wanna start at the top as soon as they leave school.
We call 'em the snowflake generation
'cause they've got a very short... attention... span!

Kids today would say we're past our best
we've nothing left to say of any interest;
our experience has no relevance,
that's why they should be taught a little common sense,
or sell 'em on on ebay;
don't worry, people do it every day,
if you find they're costing more than they are worth.
Swap 'em for a new car,
it'll save on faff and all that hoo ha,
a lesser parent might just strangle them at birth...

So, Stick'em up a chimney!
I tell yer,
stick'em up a chimney!
Like we were
sent up the chimneys,
when we were young.
Yes, stick'em up a chimney!
They'll thank yer;
stick'em up a chimney!
Like we were
made to lick a chimney
clean with our tongue!

So, Stick'em up a chimney!
They'll thank yer,
send'em up a chimney!
Like we were,
yes, we understand that
you might have qualms.
So, shove'em down a coal mine,
don't worry, parents;
they will be fine,
…..a little bit of work
won't do them any harm...

a little bit of work
won't do them any harm

a little bit of well intended physical and mental torture
didn't do us
any harm.

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from Punk Uncle, released July 22, 2019
Words and Music by The Antipoet. Other instrumentation by Mark Gordon

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