Whatever happened to the Teddy Boys

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(SIMPLE QUESTION, GREAT CLOBBER, DIFFICULT ANSWER).

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE TEDDY BOYS
Does anyone remember the good old days
When dressing like you meant it was all the rage
In a land that time’s forgotten, in a world that wasn’t waiting to get paid
Handjobs and milkshakes in the arcade
Young men unafraid to rain on your parade
With pockets full of money and ciggies and a comb and maybe a switchblade

Once were delinquents
But now their memories begin to fade
So close to extinction
Never step on shoes made of blue suede
Don’t step on my blue suede

Tattoos declare in Britain made
Smell in the air of grease & pomade
And there was fighting in the dancehalls and heavy petting in the front stalls of the matinee
The slightest little trigger could start a row
Not enough imagination too many furrowed brows
As Disc jockeys played the Youth Clubs and bruisers set upon the hardest pubs around

Once were delinquents
But now slicked back hair reveals a balding crown
So close to extinction
But I thought that there was one in every town
There was one in every town

Whatever happened to the teddy boys
When times were good and times were heady boys
Whatever happened to the teddy boys
Life was a riot & you were ready boys
Whatever happened to the teddy boys
When girls were girls and work was steady boys
Whatever happened to the teddy boys
Whatever happened to the teddy boys
And as we tuck you up in beddy boys
You'll be a teddy ‘til you're deady boys

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from Soundbites and Civil Rights, released February 20, 2016

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Named after the anti-hero of a comic strip that graced the music inkies of the 70s, THE LONE GROOVER is a one man & guitar outfit who channels his love of folk, punk and Americana into classic songs of beauty, protest & passion, agit-folk'n'bop if you will."Let’s be clear, I’m not a solo artist, I’m a one man group, I wanna walk like The Clash & sound like Bob Dylan”. Folk music for City dwellers! ... more

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