I'm not sure why, but I had these lyrics tucked deep in my C:Drive and stumbled upon them just today. Well, they just made me chuckle.
Written in 1971 as the theme song to "All in the Family", you can instantly recognize its timelessness. After 40 years - and beyond I'm sure - these words will make you ponder your life when times were different. Only those of us of a certain age will understand these lyrics. So if you don't get it that's ok. Go experience life and come back after you've paid taxes, had a few kids, bought a home or have survived any number of adult/grownup stuff in general. That's how you'll get to enjoy such insight.
Can't you just hear the voices of Archie and Edith?
"Those Were The Days" (c)1971 by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Boy, the way Glenn Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
Didn't need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
And you know who you were then. Girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days.
Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.
I don't know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.