Rattling sabres

Folk singer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) wrote a ballad about old people, mainly politicians, giving young people orders on how they should behave and believe. The closing verse is:

“So keep right on a talking

And tell us what to do.

If nobody listens,

My apologies to you.

And I know that you were younger once

‘Cause you sure are older now,

So when I got something to say, Sir,

I’m going to say it now.”