I cannot threaten to wear purple when I am old.
With orange and pinks and reds,
I’ve done that all my life you see.
So just what’s left to do instead ?
I’ve wrecked my brains to think of owt
To make you grab your kids and shout –
‘Watch out for that old, eccentric lady –
She’s sure to be up to something shady’.
I’ve been a trendy, leftist student rebel,
‘Sat’ for days in syndicated ‘sit-ins’,
Marched on London in ’68.
So now what’s left, please won’t you tell ?
Can’t be an old lady with needles and kittens –
Gotta find new ways to infuriate …..
Write salty letters to ‘Guardian’ or ‘Times’
Or try to say things never said before –
In ‘signs’ !