1985

This Roper song is my second favorite song on the album Brace Yourself for the Mediocre. Although I was quite young at the time, I still identify with a lot of the aspects from “my decade”.

“1985”
By Roper

On the back of the schoolbus singing,
“I Love Rock and Roll”
put another dime in the jukebox,
Let the Good Times Roll
Grab the back of a Buick Skylark
just like Michael J. Fox
Grind the trucks on your brand new skateboard
just like Tony Hawk
Delorean those days are gone
We could breakdance, Pop-lock our wrists kid
before your grunge rock ever existed

[Chorus:]
Years may seem so distant
feels like a million miles
troubles were nonexistant 1985

Run DMC were the kings of rock then,
at the record store
Megatron versus Optimus Prime yeah
Commodore 64

Delorean those days are gone
Flux Capacitor in the back
and we’re pushing eighty while the Libyans attack and…
(chorus)

Don’t want to be
on the marquee
Twenty years will fade to nothing
pop the clutch and then we’ll see

Author: Eric Mesa

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