Wannabes – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)


who do you wannabe?
do you want to be new age
or the grunge you see on the t.v.
who are you going to be next
listen to the latest marketed sound
is it garage, rave, rock or death metal
or are you house bound?
little wannabes everywhere
with their dirty boots
and specially cut hair
they always wannabe, but rarely are
getting those teenage kicks,
in the back of a tacky car
just little wannabes, with nowhere to go
like the freaks from the circus
they are always on show
who do you wannabe?
just the things that all your friends see
just little wannabes

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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