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