“No future for you. No future for me,” sang the Sex Pistols back in the 1970s.
For those who lived through those turbulent times it captured a sense of what it was like to be young and living in the UK in 1977.
The lyrics also resonate powerfully with the 2013 movie and BBC television series Our Girl.
It’s the story of a young working-class woman, Molly Dawes, who’s fed up with her lot in life and decides to enlist in the British army.
Molly is the eldest of five children, with a doting mother and drunken, domineering father with a boyfriend who she has just discovers is cheating on her (he thinks it’s all right because he always come back).
She’s caring, sassy and obviously intelligent, but has little education, no qualifications and works part-time in a nail salon.
Drunk and down in the dumps on her 18th birthday, she throws up in the doorway of the local Army Recruitment Office.
Maybe it is fate because it becomes the turning point in her life . . . literally.
Molly initially keeps her decision to join the army secret from the rest of her family.
When the truth emerges, her father goes ballistic and demands she changes her mind.
He threatens to disown her otherwise and warns that she will never see any of the family again.
But ‘our girl’ Molly is resolute and encouraged by the manager of the recruitment office, Sergeant Lamont (Paul Fox), she packs her bags for boot camp.
None of her family attend the passing out parade and a year later we find her about to be deployed to Afghanistan as a field medic.
She’s in the army now and it’s all starting to become a little too real.