The Rutles: Back In '64


Many years from now 
When your grandchildren climb upon your knee 
You may be quite astonished to see 
How many channels they can change on t.v. 
When some old film in black and white 
Comes on and there you are upon the screen 
Or is it someone just like someone you've been 
Looking not a day over nineteen? 
"Grand dad" the little ones are asking you 
"Why do you look so sad?" (so sad)
So you tell them all about the fun you had 

Back in '64 before you were born 
People had no time for pouring scorn (or scoring porn) 
On dreams of love and peace 
No one was obese 
Only tight trousers were worn 
Back in '64 we were at it like knives 
Back in '64 the time of our lives 
Was in the present tense 
Now does that make common sense 
Any more than girls with hairdos called beehives? 
(zoom zoom zoom zoom)

Back in '64 before you were born 
Back in '64 before you were born 
But as you've gone on and on 
Your audience has flown 
And as you find yourself all on your own 
You may wistfully recall 
How Benjamin Disraeli said that 
"Life is too short to be small" 
Or maybe like some old time song 
Overall it's long - so 
so long... it's all over.