I just want to be trendy and cool
and talk to you like your friends at school
It makes me cringe and I wish you'd stop
Well, I've even started listening to pop.
Last week I bought a CD of Mika's
And look at my new hip and happenin' sneakers.
They're trainers, Dad, and you got them from Woolie's
If you show those at school, I'll be picked on by bullies.
Just act your age, and buy a cardigan,
Listen to Elvis and do some gardening!
Hey! I'm thirty-nine, not seventy-two
So that's more than enough cheek from you
Don't you have homework? Away you go,
I'm off to play some Status Quo...