Back In the Day
back in the day when I was a kid
in the summer of sixty three
here is a photo of an old black DeSoto
in the back seat are my brother and me
those were the days when time moved slowly
that's how it seemed to me
the anticipation of summer vacation
my dog and my family and me.
back in the day when I was in high school
the blizzard of seventy four
riding along singing old Christmas songs
‘till Amy got stuck in the storm
Those were the days when life was simpler
that's how it seems to me
there in the snow - it was Ronnie and Joe
Deanna and Amy and me.
though children move on
and pack those dreams away
caught up in the day to day
and the years roll on
but the heart's always seventeen.
Those were the days - where did the time go?
seems like it was just yesterday
all the times and the places, the friends and the faces
moved on to go our separate ways
Those are the days I still remember
while tomorrow’s a dream away
when you get to the end you can just call a friend
and together go back in the day.
copyright © 2007 Lance Gallup