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If it seems like I've been lostIn let's rememberIf you think I'm feeling older
And missing my younger daysOh, then you should have knownMe much better
Cause my past is something that neverGot in my wayOh no
Still I would not be here nowIf I never had the hungerAnd I'm not ashamed to say
The wild boys were my friendsOhCause I never felt the desire
'Til their music set me on fireAnd then I was saved, yeah
That's why I'm keeping the faithYeah, yeah, yeah, yeahKeeping the faith
We wore matador bootsOnly Flagg Brothers had them with the Cuban heel
Iridescent socks with the same color shirtAnd a tight pair of chinosOh
I put on my shark skin jacketYou know the kind with the velvet collar
And ditty-bop shadesOh yeahI took a fresh pack of Luckies
And a mint called Sen-SenMy old man's TrojansAnd his Old Spice after shaveOh
Combed my hair in a pompadourLike the rest of the Romeos woreA permanent wave
YeahWe were keeping the faithYeah, yeah, yeah, yeahKeeping the faith
You can get just so muchFrom a good thingYou can linger too longIn your dreams
Say goodbye to theOldies but goodiesCause the good ole days weren'tAlways good
And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seemsLearned stickball as a formal education
Lost a lot of fightsBut it taught me how to lose O.K.OhI heard about sex
But not enoughI found you could danceAnd still look tough anywayOh yes I did
I found out a man ain't just being macho
Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in foodDrank a lot of take-home pay
I thought I was the Duke of EarlWhen I made it with a red-haired girl
In the ChevroletOh yeahWe were keeping the faithYeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Keeping the faithYou know the good ole days weren'tAlways good
And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seemsNow I told you my reasons
For the whole revivalNow I'm going outside to haveAn ice cold beer in the shade
OhI'm going to listen to my 45'sAin't it wonderful to be alive
When the rock 'n' roll playsYeahWhen the memory staysYeahI'm keeping the faith
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahKeeping the faithI'm keeping the faithYes I am



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