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My Good Old Days

This song is by Anthony John Clarke and appears on the album Lively at the Davy Lamp / The Man With the Golden Plectrum (2009).

Wagon wheels and Tonka trucks
Ice cream soda, 7 Up
Preston lost the FA Cup
The goals were on the news

Cheesecloth shirts, jangly things
Eurovision Song Contest wins
All kinds of everything
And lonely Major Tom

Dr Who met Desperate Dan
400cc red Dyan
What on earth's a non-stick pan?
Easter weekend caravan

Our only phone was in the hall
Our supermarket still was small
Rope sandals and Patchouli
Trying to kiss a girl called Julie

Dave, Dee, Dozy, peek-a-boo
Baggy trousers, platform shoes
A drink of water still was free
Three kids, one small TV

Levi jacket, Wrangler jeans and
Procol Harum at King Cream
Navy skirt below her knee
My Progressive Rock LP's

Were those my good old days?
Am I getting to a point in my life
When I can safely say?
They don't write them like that anymore

(Instrumental)

Dusty Springfield, Green Shield stamps
The kitchen wall was always damp
Desk's with inkwells, writer's cramp
Drinking beer at summer camp

'Bonanza', 'Ask The Family'
The 'Victor', 'Beano' and the 'Dandy'
Hornby trains and action men
The Beatles number one again

Benny Hill, the football fixtures
Bangles, Spangles, black sports mixtures
Muddy pictures, clumsy tackling
Ilija, Juri, Atkin

Wilson losing, Nixon lying
Thatcher winning, Lennon dying
Neil Armstrong, James Bond movies
Hearing words like 'fab' and 'groovy'

The three day week, Teddy's Tories
Stars on Sunday, Jack De Nouri
Reading my first Orwell story
Bobby Moore in all his glory

Hippy chicks in granddad vests
And Sunday's still a day of rest
How we loved 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'
Supertramp and all the rest

Were those my good old days?
Am I getting to a point in my life
When I can safely say?
They don't write them like that anymore

Were those my good old days?
Am I getting to a point in my life
When I can safely say?
They don't write them like that anymore

Nowadays I can't leave home
Without I'm in reach on mobile phone
Medication, reading glasses
I'm the oldest at my evening classes

City centre, late night screeching
Hair extension, eyebrow bleaching
Empty pews stopped preachers preaching
Paperwork stopped teachers teaching

Were those my good old days?
Am I getting to a point in my life
When I can safely say?
They don't write them like that anymore

Were those my good old days?
Am I getting to a point in my life
When I can safely say?
They don't write them like that anymore