The Beatles lie shattered across the world
One is dead and irreplaceable
and the others busy themselves with
Michael Jackson owns their songs
Can he understand the music?
I myself only glimpse a glimmer
I can imagine them together jamming in
a room smiling at one another
Can Michael Jackson?
Song being used in an ad!
One Beatle looks back rationally in an interview
I read and says something like
‘Oh well. but life must go on’
Which was never true.
The world stumbles on
Poppies grow and fall
The New Beatles! The New Beatles!
I wasn’t there — I half
The world tumbles on
And the Beatles lie shattered.