Where Are They Now?

Ray Davies, released on Preservation: Act 1, © Davray Music Ltd. 1973

.

I'll sing a song about some people you might know

They made front pages in the news not long ago

But now they're just part of a crowd

And I wonder where they all are now.

.

Where have all the Swinging Londoners gone?

Ossie Clark and Mary Quant

And what of Christine Keeler,

John Stephen and Alvaro,

Where on earth did they all go?

Mr. Fish and Mr. Chow,

Yeah, I wonder where they all are now.

.

Where are all the Teddy Boys now?

Where are all the Teddy Boys now?

The Brill Cream boys with D.A.s,

Drainpipes and blue suedes,

Beatniks with long pullovers on,

And coffee bars and Ban the Bomb,

Yeah, where have all the Teddy Boys gone?

I hope that Arthur Seaton is alright.

I hope that Charlie Bubbles had a very pleasant flight,

And Jimmy Porter's learned to laugh and smile,

And Joe Lampton's learned to live a life of style.

.

Where are all the angry young men now?

Where are all the angry young men now?

Barstow and Osborne, Waterhouse and Sillitoe,

Where on earth did they all go?

And where are all the protest songs?

Yes, where have all the angry young men gone.

.

I wonder what became of all the Rockers and the Mods.

I hope they are making it and they've all got stead jobs,

Oh but rock and roll still lives on,

Yeah, rock and roll still lives on.

.

Printable page


www.ebbemunk.dk  |  Ray Davies' lyrics  |  Kinks Website