I wish a buck was still silver back when the country was strong,

Ephrata PA - I wish a buck was still silver back when the country was strong, back before Elvis, before Vietnam war came along. Before the Beatles and yesterday and when men could still work and would. Are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for Hell with no kinda change for the flag or the Liberty Bell? 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? Are the good times really over for good? Lyrics by Merle Haggard.

Print Publication Date: 
7/08/2020