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PostSubject: Out of Control Man!   Out of Control Man! EmptyJanuary 5th 2013, 9:07 pm

Out of control Man!

Yes I was there in the 60’s and the 70’s too
I saw the Beatles rise to fame
And queued to buy "Love me do”

Couldn’t get to San Francisco
So I settled for Bridlington on sea
Life was one long disco
It was THE place to be.

"Flower power" we all would shout
I wore one in my hair
The bloody thing kept falling out
Just couldn’t keep it there.

Drugs were very hard to find
I used my mom’s water retention pills instead
I still got high, and on cloud nine
But often pissed the bed.

The highlight of the decade for me
Was being spat at by a pensioner
She cried "Long haired bloody hippy!”
At the sight of my sgt peppers coat, God bless her.

As for sex? Well yes, I was a stallion
I don’t think it was my flowing hair
Or my hairy chest with brass medallion
More my look of desperation that got me there.

We sang "Are you going to Bridlington on sea
You’re gonna meet some mighty people there
So if you’re going to Bridlington on sea
Be sure to wear a flower in your hair”.

Well, we did meet mighty people still
In the form of a burley cop
He confiscated my mum’s water pills
And arrested me on the spot.

I stuck my flower in his truncheon
Yelled out "Love and Peace man”
He hit me without compunction.
Then threw me in his van.

So yes it was a time beyond compare
Love, drugs, sex and rock and roll
Man you should have been there
Happy, arrested and bladder out of control.


It was the best of times! Britain was mainly free of drugs so we had to improvise, I sold some tiny sachets of chinese soup to a friend and told him it was LSD, He smoked one at the local picture house and they had to evacuate it. Sugar beet pulp (We fed our sheep with it) was a great substitue for "Weed" but unfortunately due to the high sugar content the "Joint" used to turn into a mini volcano and obliterate the surrounding area in acrid smoke. My mums Aqua ban water retention tablets were blue and sold well to friends after I renamed them "Blueies" We all seemed to get high on them but spent long periods in field gateways reliving ourselves. My mum also suffered swollen ankles from fluid retention.


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PostSubject: Re: Out of Control Man!   Out of Control Man! EmptyJanuary 6th 2013, 11:20 pm

my friend, you have a gift of always making me laugh. your talent and friendship are both priceless to me. Thank you for these fond memories of your experience in the 60s.. (needless to say, I was around in 68 and like you, I was doing my share of wetting the bed)
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PostSubject: Re: Out of Control Man!   Out of Control Man! EmptyJanuary 12th 2013, 11:30 am

hahaha!!!! What a lovely spoof of the rebellious generation...
I do remember it well!!! I won't kiss and tell like you! EXALT my friend! tc
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PostSubject: Re: Out of Control Man!   Out of Control Man! EmptyMarch 25th 2013, 10:55 am

Sadly, by the time the '60s came round, I was already a "respectable", bored civil servant. So I missed an awful lot in life, but my kids went "punk" for a while, so all was not lost.
Great poem, though - gave me a good laugh!!
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