Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ode to the 90s

Here it is everybody, my poetic tribute to the 1990s.  It's not perfect, I know, but I wanted to get it posted and hopefully get some feedback.  Let me know what you think, good or bad.

Ode to the 90s

“Let me show ya something!”

Oh the 90s
How awesome you were
With music unparalleled
And fashion misunderstood

Remember watching Doug, Ren and Stimpy, and Rugrats
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
I sure did like them a lot
Saved by the Bell was a big hit
But don’t forget about California Dreams
With the songs that they sing
And then there was Baywatch…
Enough said
Melrose Place
and 90210
Sure did bring the sleaze
Party of Five and X-Files
Made life a breeze
Friends and Seinfeld
Were good for some laughs
Don’t forget about Clarissa, Hey Dude, and All That
Could TV get any better?!
I really can’t fathom
But one thing I know is
TV in the 90s sure was ‘da bomb’

How about listening to your discman
Preventing the discs from all skipping
Mariah, Nirvana, 2pac, and Biggie
 “Come as you are”
Because it’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thing”
We all rocked out to BBD and that New Jack Swing
It’s a “Doggy dogg world”
So “Jump Around”
Bust out some Pearl Jam and Metallica for good measure
Feel those “Good Vibrations”
Because life was Sublime
Even Britney and N’Sync couldn’t ruin ‘99
And “Now that we found love”
“All I wanna do” is have some fun
Music of the 90s made people feel happy
It kept people singing, laughing, and dancing

Cell phones were still huge
And couldn’t fit in your pocket
So you carried a beeper
And used numerical codes
Parachute pants, Starter jackets, baggy jeans
Oh how the fashion trends sure have changed
Break out your pogs and Power Ranger toys
And wear your slap bracelets, too
'Cuz if you don’t you’re just not cool
The fads of the 90s were really quite strange
Like flannel in the summer to be like Cobain

Movies were more than just superheroes and sequels
Before Michael Bay “transformed” Shia Laboeuf
He turned Will Smith and Martin Lawrence into Bad Boys
Forrest Gump showed us all that,
“Life is like a box of chocolates”
While Austin Powers came and took the movie world by storm
Pulp Fiction was awesome
Blair Witch was a scare
There’s Something About Mary
Provided new gel for your hair
Overall in the 90s
Movies sure were a blast
Independence Day, Boogie Nights, even The Mask

I could go on for days
Singing my praises
But one thing’s for sure
The 90s sure were amazin’
They were simpler times
Without Facebook or Myspace
No texting, IMing
We talked face to face
Oh how I wish I could go back in time
'Cuz the 90s are one decade I miss
If you agree with my thoughts, then join me in saying
I give the 90s, “Two snaps up, a twist, and a kiss!”

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I loved the 90's. I get a hard time for it too. Though I didn't watch many of the shows I did appreciate you music listings and clever usage. I know you like the 80's idea for camp but with decades as a theme, which style do you rock?