Two men shout BANG and London cowers
Locked down for hours.
Tube stations closed
And left in silence.
Everyone running, fearing violence.
Remembering what has gone before,
In this universal, lone wolf war.
Regular, horrifying news reports,
Show innocents maimed and killed for sport,
At the whim of home-grown terrorists,
Who do not like to fight with fists,
They use trucks and bombs and machete swords,
Whilst chanting their poisonous rhetoric words.
Manchester wept for its innocents killed,
“Don’t look back in anger”
The message they trilled.
Londoners stood strong,
They’ve been here before.
Terrorists beat a path to their door.
Parisians held vigils for those who had perished,
Each and every victim was cherished.
And each and every time we hear,
That we must unite and not live in fear!
But when two men shout BANG and a whole city cowered,
It just serves to show how we’ve been disempowered.
The body waxing became quite taxing, and more than a bit of a bore
Apparently to be famous now you have to do this and more,
With their youthful demeanor their lives couldn’t be cleaner
At least that’s what I’d like to think
But the gossip pages show a different side when they have a bit to drink
You know the cost of fame is your privacy, you can not have it both ways
The PR machine has ground to a halt. It doesn’t exist these days
So these young guys and gals go out with their pals
To do what the young people do…
The very next day we’re reading the news, about who did what to who!
It’s so undignified, I’d rather they lied, It wasn’t like that in the past
And the superstars of my earlier years retained a bit of class
To emulate a celebrity now, you can aspire to be a slob
Do they not care or aren’t they aware that responsibility’s part of the job!
To portray yourself nicely wouldn’t be too dicey, I think that it would pay off
They could walk down the street with heads held high instead of telling their fans to “EFF OFF”!
They make their money out of the youth who clamour to be just like them
Is it too much to ask, for them to grasp, the idea that as a STAR
The life you portray to the fans of today doesn’t have to be who you are
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