Monday, January 2, 2006

I Wish I'd Written That

Cliff and I were listening to Merle Haggard songs tonight.  When this one played, I had to say, "I wish I'd written that".  But alas, Merle beat me to it.

I wish a buck was still silver.
It was back when the country was strong.
Back before Elvis; before the Vietnam war came along.
Before The Beatles and "Yesterday",
When a man could still work, and still would.
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell?
With no kind of chance for the Flag or the Liberty bell.
Wish a Ford and a Chevy,
Could still last ten years, like they should.
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good?

I wish coke was still cola,
And a joint was a bad place to be.
And it was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV.
Before microwave ovens,
When a girl could still cook and still would.
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good?

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell?
With no kind of chance for the Flag or the Liberty bell.
Wish a Ford and a Chevy,
Could still last ten years, like they should.
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good?

Stop rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell.
Stand up for the Flag and let's all ring the Liberty bell.
Let's make a Ford and a Chevy,
Still last ten years, like they should.
The best of the free life is still yet to come,
The good times ain't over for good.

6 comments:

ajoleblon said...

I've often thought that was such a well done song and always true thoughout the years.

msecz said...

My ford is 9 years old and still is a good car for me... but then I don't drive all that much but I do take good care of it and hope it lasts another 9 years or more. That is a good song. Sandra

deslily said...

i'm willing to go back and only have several tv channels and have them FOR FREE! geez.. lol

chat2missie said...

I don't think I ever heard that song before.  The lyrics are perfect!!  Have a good day!
Missie :)

madcobug said...

I remember that song. Helen

mutualaide said...

Oh for the way life used to be.  (and now I sound like my father!)