That Funny Feeling (Boomer Version)

We are all feeling our feelings

Richard Nixon, Betty Draper, Dien Bien Phu
Coronavirus, Walter Cronkite, Star Wars, 2 Live Crew
Edmund Muskie, Simone Biles, rising student debt
Napalm Children, Civil Rights, brand new cigarette

Chicago Seven, J.K. Rowling, Bruce Lee, Cassius Clay
Breonna Taylor, Stephen King, Independence Day
Robert McNamara, William Westmoreland, goodbye
Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, American Pie

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

JFK, Bobby, Martin, Malcolm X
Afghanistan, opioids, and pandemic sex
Stairway to Heaven, Stonewall Riot blaze
Saigon falls, Hannity, Diana Spencer craze

Neil Armstrong, Huey Newton, hippie dreams and EST
Draft dodgers in Canada, a man named Jerry West
Weathermen explosions, free speech, and Ho Chi Minh
Facebook, Ronald Reagan, that wall cracks in Berlin

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraq and Iran
Titanic movie, Lee Atwater, Obama’s own Koran
Elon Musk, Cesar Chavez, Iron Man, U2
Beyonce, Jay-Z, rising waters, NPH, I’m Blue

Birth control, Jimi Hendrix, Mad Max, Sally Ride,
Salman Rushdie, Ayatollah, Spiro Agnew lied
California earthquake, Spike Lee, and Sandra Bland
Hurricane Katrina, redlining in our land

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling
There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

Hey, what can ya say?
We just had no clue
But it will be over soon
Just you wait

*****

Thanks to Bo Burnham, Ultimate-Guitar.com, and Billy Joel

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