Who was the first man to wear shiny shoes?
The first to put a tie around his neck?
Which leader did these items first amuse?
Why did he force his subjects to bedeck
Themselves with these constraints, was it a whim?
Or was it part of some great master plan,
So they'd all know they were controlled by him,
And that he was the leader of all man?
See now the business men in shiny ties,
See all the teachers shuffle in grey suits,
See all the ladies with their painted eyes,
See all the soldiers in their heavy boots.
Let fashion live and die and then be gone,
And leave us satisfied with nothing on.