Love Isn’t What It Used To Be: Paddy Roberts

Love isn’t what it used to be,
No sirree, no sirree:
No shrinking violets too scared to say yes,
No leading up to a gentle caress,
Just grab a handful and damn the finesse.
Love isn’t what it used to be

Love’s getting really up to date,
And the kids think it’s great.
No, “Pray unhand me, I’d rather be dead.”
No asking Papa permission to wed.
It’s just, “Hiya, Honey,” and hop into bed.
Love isn’t what it used to be

It’s quite apparent that a parent
Is a dear old-fashioned thing.
He’ll brood for days on a liason
That hasn’t got a wedding ring.

But now it’s a different cup of tea.
Love is gay, love is free.
Marry on Monday and with no remorse
Set out on Tuesday to get a divorce,
Then find another, on Wednesday of course.
Love isn’t what it used to be.

They used to do their minuetting
In a manner most genteel,
But now it’s you there with your petting.
It’s like a blinking five-course meal.

Yes, love used to be just like champagne.
Now it’s gone down the drain,
So don’t give them flowers to put round their necks.
What good are flowers? They’d rather have cheques.
To hell with the romance! Let’s start on the sex.
Love isn’t what it used to,
Love isn’t what it used to,
Love isn’t what it used to be.

RobertsPaddy

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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2 Responses to Love Isn’t What It Used To Be: Paddy Roberts

  1. Pingback: Love Isn’t What It Used To Be: Paddy Roberts | Ransae's Blog

  2. Joan-FindingLeads4U says:

    Life really has changed in some things, but in music and love it remains the same.

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