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Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)

This song is by Merle Haggard and appears…

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I wish a buck was still silver
It was back when the country was strong
Back before Elvis
Before the Vietnam war came along

Before The Beatles and "Yesterday"
When a man could still work and still would
The 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 kind of 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 now?
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 could still cook and still would
Is the 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 kind of 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 now?
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
Still last ten years like they should
'Cause the best of the free life is still yet to come
And the good times ain't over for good

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Written by:

Merle Haggard

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