It was Fifty Years Ago Today
It was fifty years ago today
Revolution took to the streets.
In Grosvenor Square and Paris
Students sang to different beats.
In Prague too they were coming alive
Digging the jive as establishments swayed,
Responding with an iron fist
As those rebellious songs played.
They used tanks against the Czechs
And armed guards in Ohio
Tear gas in London
And swung clubs in Chicago
Give Peace a Chance
For the Street Fighting Man
As the Unknown Soldier
Asked what was the plan in Vietnam.
Fifty years on from that protest and change
Now the psychedelic colours are muted.
What is the legacy of the great revolution?
In simple terms that can’t be refuted?
Environmental movements and Women’s Lib?
Or just fashion, music and wind?
The establishment’s firmly back in control
And revolution’s been binned.