60s Music, by Jim Farfaglia
“Send ‘em back to England,”
my dad said,
as The Beatles shook their mopheads
on the Ed Sullivan Show—
but imagine our world
with no Strawberry Fields,
with never knowing Eleanor Rigby,
without having Eight Days a Week?
People laughed at The Mamas & Papas:
skinny Michelle, hefty Cass
and hippy-dippy John and Denny,
who seemed a little too far out—
but what kind of world would this be
where there’s no California Dreamin’,
nothing to get us through a Monday Monday
and no one to Dream a Little Dream Of Me?
Yes, where would this world be
without The Stones’ search for Satisfaction,
or The Doors offering to Light My Fire?
What if there was no Hanky Panky,
no Dancin’ In The Streets?
No ‘60s music?
How strange it would all seem—
in fact, wouldn’t it just feel like
A World Without Love?