My parents loved the crooners

Sinatra Martin Crosby Cole 

I started off by changing that

I didn’t share their love at all

Preferring listening to rock and roll

Then along came the Beatles

Stones, Who and all the rest

Diverted for a short time

By the Beach Boys from the west

Then came Motown from Detroit

Four Tops, Wonder and Supremes

Music from the soul

But now I’m getting older

My taste has changed once more

As more mellow I’ve become

Listening to Gregory Porter

Sings ballads from back in time

Singing songs my parents loved

So everything’s turned out just fine