Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Different World

Loving this today....for those of you who are Idol fans, but not necessarily country music fans, these are the lyrics to Bucky Covington's new single...And while I don't necessarily agree with the first line (I know my mother didn't smoke nor drink), it got me all nostalgic for my childhood.

EDIT: Mom informs me that she was VERY careful with the lead based paint thing too...oh, and though my dad took his belt off, he never actually had to use it on ME (the threat was enough!)

We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead-based paint
No childproof lids
No seatbelts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets
and still here we are
Still here we are

We got daddy's belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside
Playing outside

School always started the same everyday
the pledge of allegiance, then someone would pray
not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed but that was alright
We turned out alright

No bottled water
We'd drink from a garden hose
And every Sunday,
All the stores were closed.

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

I remember playing in the mud and drinking from a hose - you had to wait for the water to run through if the hose had been in the sun.

I remember that Grandpa used to give me 50 cents and I could safely walk to the corner convenience store in their little town and buy a Coke and a Hershey bar with my two shiny quarters. I remember the day I had to have two quarters and a nickel becuase the price had gone up.

I most certainly remember the Pledge and I can vividly remember the first time I played a video game in an arcade. I also remember my first personal "video" game - Simon - do they even still make Simon?

I remember very well the three channels and the TV with the channel dial that only went to 13...

I remember the first time we got cable and a remote control...

And mom's first microwave (that thing was HUGE and she had it FOREVER!)

And I very fondly remember the joy of bouncing around in the back of a truck, no seatbelt required, and you only had to get knocked over one time by the take-off to learn to hold on.

It really was a different world.

Have a fantastic nostalgic day!!!



Shannon said...

I love that post!! I was never a huge Bucky fan during Idol this season, but I LOVE THAT SONG!!! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Oh I love this post, Felecia!
I remember...
swinging on the clothesline,
touch football at dusk,
my five-n-dime, the clerk's name was Taylor, there was a real bell on the door.
I remember when people actually sat on their front porches. Thank you for taking me back.

Mike Tashner said...

I'm still young, but they say that out here in farm country everything is twenty years behind the rest of the world, and this song takes me back to my childhood that's only been a few years past, but feels like an eternity.