Sunday, August 05, 2007

The passing of the worlds

The lyrics from a current country song by Bucky Covington. He's in his twenties...and this song describes my childhood in the 50's and 60's.

A Different World
Bucky Covington

We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are
We got daddy’s belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside, playin’ outside

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

School always started the same every day
The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray
Not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right

No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
And every Sunday, all the stores were closed

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world


Anonymous said...

Actually, Bucky Covington is from a very rural area in North Carolina and he did experience a childhood as the song explains. Some people in their twenties today have those same experiences.
It brought me back to my childhood as well.
Cathy Anne

OreamnosAmericanus said...

Glad to see that more ordinary childhoods lasted longer than I thought! My nieces and nephew live such scheduled, overprotected, insulated, programmed need to go out in groups and just play in the dirt with a stick!

Anonymous said...

Good evening. YES Bucky is in his 20's, late 20's to be exact but as Cathy Anne stated, he grew up in a rural town in North Carolina. My finacee' is also from a small farming community in North Carolina and will tell you that it was not really all that long ago that they got cable/satellite etc..Many stores are still closed on Sunday's or at miniumu open late. So it is very believable that Bucky grew up experiencing most of not all of that song.

Check out the video, very well shot.

He is at the threshhold of what is going to be a very long career. Take a moment listen to the CD, I don't think you'll be disappointed. It is a great freshman attempt. It has a little something for everyone. If he is near your town, go see him.

Thanks to Mark Millers son for having his dad give Bucky a call.

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