Note: I updated this on 4/9 to include a recording done in my office on my YETI podcasting mic.
I had a conversation with a friend a couple weeks ago about my why I hadn’t had a steady girlfriend for several years.
I made a comment about only wanting to date millennials because of yoga pants. (funny, eh). It turned into this lyric/poem. Maybe one day I’ll put it to music.
I wrote the first verse as a bit of cheeky sarcasm but it turned a little more thoughtful. I like the juxtaposition and hope you do to.
I Wanna Date a Millennial
© 2018 – Matthew Moran
I wanna date a millennial
Fill up on designer tea and tofu
Endure my peers, those disapproving glances
Is it the years or the yoga pants
I wanna date some old hippie chick
Long gray hair and a painted hiking stick
Who still believes that love is all you need
And in smoking dope and in nudity
I wanna date a generation Y
I’m not really sure of my reasons why
Lost somewhere between X and the end
Maybe she can encourage me to love again
I wanna date almost anyone
Who can help me enjoy some inappropriate fun
Laughing when they know it’s not allowed
And doesn’t respond with a frown or scowl
I wanna date my younger self
Practice self love and some mental health
Help him recognize the value of each day
Take all that guilt and toss it away