Ode to the Eighties

have given myself a huge challenge today

To remember the songs of my past.

As I look back the eighties were decades away

But my POPTASTIC knowledge is vast

I shall start off with ‘A’, (How its normally done)

And then travel the alphabet so,

Every artist a letter to give me some fun

And from there I will just let it flow.

The Associates sounded like bottled shook bees

As from Scotland the group’s members drew

A strange cultish allegiance (They hailed from Dundee)

And my first song is, ‘Party Fears Two’

Well, that was a test just to see if it’s hard

To connect all the letters with bands

But I know as I go, I will surely discard

Many others, but those left will still stand.

Bauhause, a post punk or gothic outfit

From Northampton these young chaps evolved.

But their cover of one David Bowie’s huge hit

‘Ziggy Stardust’ has left me enthralled.

I met this bands drummer, who now cuts the grass

Of me mates’ mother down the south west

Its ‘The Cure’ with their ever so strange song ‘Love Cats’

You’ll agree that its one of their best.

For my ‘D’ only one band would ever be worth

Getting into my eighties mix tape

They had many great hits but their tune ‘Planet Earth’

Would keep Simon and Co in good shape.

Ian McCullough once said that his song ‘Killing Moon’

Is the greatest thing he’s ever penned.

But then who is this ‘Echo’ that pencilled this tune

With his strange band they called ‘Bunnymen’

It’s so hard coming up with a decent few lines

To convey how my youth was misspent.

But I’ll need to sit down when I’ve got some more time

As to get through this lists my intent.

Published by dec247h

Ex soldier, father, party girl and generally nice guy taking time out to do as he pleases! one day i will make it back to the UK, but i aint in a hurry!

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