#Getting old; #classic music; #they don't write like that anymore



This song never gets old

But your conversation does.


“This song never gets old.”

I hear you telling the person 

on your other side.


We’re listening to “Can’t You See”

and an old fogey

has to ruin it

with the standard old fogey complaint:


“This song is a classic.

Everything new sucks.  

It’s all forgettable.”


I can remember a day
when even older fogeys

were making the same rip

on his favorite tunes.


I remember when Tom Petty

was a pedestrian rocker.

I remember when the Clash

and the Talking Heads were

called disposable by fogeys.

You are right about one thing.

This song may never get old

but you damn sure have.