The Invention of Music
Growing up, I listened to my parents’ music
Only insofar as it was
Reincarnated as my own,
Never knowing that we shared
And what we shared.
The moon was blue,
The deep purple fell.
I loved you heart and soul
The way you looked tonight.
But there were bound to be heartaches,
And smoke got in my eyes
In the still of the night
Before I told you
Good night sweetheart,
Did my grandparents listen to music?
Had they even invented music then?
The kids today must know what their parents
Listened to when they were young
Because they’re still listening to it.
But do kids today still twist and shout?
Do they rock around the clock?
Do they know what’s blowing in the wind?
If they went back to yesterday,
They’d know it was the golden age of music,
As will be today when they explain to
Their grandchildren how music was invented.