November 20, 2007

My Generation

These guys are thought to have the oldest musicians in the world. The Zimmers, out of England, have members as old as a 101. The name comes from the name for the walkers that old people typically use.
This is a paticularly ironic song - My Generation, sung by 'old people':

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

It's a bit of an ironic protest - part of the reason behind this song is the sort of imprisonment that the elderly feel in nursing homes and how they might essentially get abandoned by their families.

My Generation - The Zimmers