Girls and boys come out to play
But not in quite the same old way.
People have to learn new games
Learn to use symbolic names.
Learn to be sophisticated
(Conventions are so antiquated).
Take interest in politics
And why we failed to join ‘the Six’ !
Learn all the ways to defend your ego
Remember when the Bomb comes, we go !
Be heard conversing in interesting places
On the British approach to different races.
Be to the younger generation
A model of modern toleration.
Advocate a change of government
And air abroad your socialist sentiment.
We all see through old Home and the Tories
None of us believe the election stories !
We’ll never support such ‘dishonourable men’,
(But nevertheless, they’ll go in again ).
For everything we do is based on false criteria
And all our ‘games’, head-shrinkers say
Are versions of hysteria.
October 1st 1964