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Happy Birthday Jay

from Songs for Grownups Volume 2 by Jay Ackley

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by the Hell Yeah Babies


I got a letter in the mail today
Saying my future self had passed away
It was post-marked the year 2081
I guess I’m making it past thirty-one.

I guess I get 5 more decades
Of hanging out and having fun
I wonder if my friends are still around
And whose robot bodies put me in the ground.

Did I go peacefully and quietly?
Was my wife at my bedside
As I drifted off to sleep?
Is that a drop of her saliva on the stamp?
On the holographic robot future stamp?

Oh, what a gift to know when I’m gonna kick
I can spend my next few birthdays
Getting high on hover-bikes
Life is flirty when you’re thirty what about at ninety-six?
I’ll have stories for the robots and my cybernetic kids.


from Songs for Grownups Volume 2, released December 24, 2020
Featuring Nick Miller




Jay Ackley Brooklyn, New York

Minnesotan in Brooklyn by way of London; having a sing-song through the dystopia.

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