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I wish a buck was still silver
It was back when the country was strong
Back before elvis, before veitnam war came along
Before the beatles and yesterday
When a man could still worked still would
Best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell
With no kinda chance for the flag or the liberty bell
Wish a ford and a chevy
Would still last ten years like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us know
And are the good times really over for good

I wish coke was still cola
And a joint was a bad place to be
It was back before nixon lied to us all on tv
Before microwave ovens
When a girl still cooked and still would
Is the best of the free life behind us know
And are the good times really over for good

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell
With no kinda chance for the flag or the liberty bell
Wish a ford and a chevy
Would still last ten years like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us know
And 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
That would still last ten years like they should
But the best of the free is still yet to come
And the good times ain't over for good



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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    It's about the decline of american exceptualsim. The evils a that brought her down, corporate greed, built in obsolesce, selfish and unprincipa led political leaders. Involvement in wars that were none of our business. But there is hope if we work together get back to core values.
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 1:43 am
    It states the fact that we have lost our freedom, we lose it so slowly it's not really noticed, after 50 years i have seen a lot we have lost... We have lost a whole lot more since this was written.. Ditto to the first post above dated march 11 2012

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