Exploding Suburban Myths
Feminism, Formica and Friends
Watch the curtains twitch for a brand-new switch
Another music from a different day-glo kitchen
Myriad, misogynistic, moustachioed men
Poly’s lyrics reach out across time
Don’t touch me please I can’t take the wants and needs!
Poly sings Love songs and laments for the voiceless ones
New Yorks a-Go-go!
A formative experience for Poly and the boys
Two gigs a night made a mind changing noise
X-Ray Spex were the first punks to play the USA
CBGBs crowd a million times ruder than Erics in their day
Exhaustion and Tears in The Whiskey a-Go-go!
It wasn’t that Poly had to catch up with the World
‘Twas the World had to catch up with Poly.
Big Paul’s drumming was Big and complete
Poly often sang acapella to the beat
High Energy Rock & Roll!
Poly also sang each instrument’s part
And produced the Music and created the Art
50’s Do-Wop n’ Blues had an influential hand
In Poly’s creative use of the band
Punk’s DIY Ethic was a necessary tool
Finance was fickle and Poly was no fool
Necessity was always the Mother of Invention
Poly’s Grandmother Understood!
She was never going to be a doctor – but if she’d wanted to she could
She was Always going to be a creator – and so often misunderstood
Respect: Poly Styrene (Marianne Joan Elliott-Said: 3 July 1957 – 25 April 2011)