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The Land That Made 'Me' Me

 

 


    I have no idea who wrote this,   But it's great!!   
Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, 
Before the days of 'Dylan', or the dawn of 'Camelot'.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, Long ago, and Far away, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
Ike' was in the White House, and 'Hoss' was on TV,
And GOD was in His heaven, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
We learned to fix a muffler, we washed our hair at dawn,
We spread our crinolines to dry, in circles on the lawn.
We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
And Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee' 
And cried for Buddy Holly, in the Land that Made me,
 ME.
 
Only girls wore earrings then, and three was one too many, 
And only boys wore crew-cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
And only in our wildest dreams, did we expect to see,
A boy named 'George' wear lipstick, in the Land That Made me, ME.
 
We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was, oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty-One, in the Land That Made me, ME.
 
Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and ' Chester ' had a limp,
And 'Reagan' was a Democrat, whose co-star was a chimp.
Youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
We had a Howdy Doody, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
We'd never seen a rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named  Jefferson , and Zeppelins weren't Led.
And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees in a tree, 
Madonna was a sacred name, in the Land That Made me, ME.
 
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but never grown in jars!
And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-ed, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
We had our share of heros, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
We hadn't seen enough of jets, to talk about the 'lag',
And 'Microchips' were what was left in the bottom of the bag..
And 'Hardware' was a box of nails, and 'Bytes' were from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
And Buicks came with portholes, and Side-Shows came with freaks, 
And bathing suits came big enough, to cover both your cheeks.
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts came to the knee,
And Castro came to power, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
We had no 'Crest' with Fluoride, we had no ' Hill Street Blues',
We never had a TV show that only gave us News.
We had no patterned pantyhose, or Lipton Herbal Tea,
Or prime-time ads for body functions, in the Land that Made me, ME..
 
There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not named Bill.
And middle-age was 35, and old was sixty-three,
And ancient were our parents, in the Land that Made me, ME.
 
But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline, we swear by Retin-A.
They send us invitations to join AARP, 
We've come a long way baby, from the Land that Made me, ME.
 
So now we face a brave new world, in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why their using, smaller print in magazines.
We tell our children's children, of the way it used to be,
So long ago and far away, in the Land That Made Me, ME.
Author Unknown
 

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