Twenty Years Ago

Kenny Rogers
Language: English

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Album: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To - 1986


In the song, the narrator talks about visiting the old town where he grew up in and mentions how much more simple and possibly better life was back then. He mentions the old movie house and the drug store where he worked and his childhood friend who died in Vietnam in 1964.
It's been a long time since I walked
Through this old town
But oh how the memories start to flow
And there's the old movie house
They finally closed it down
You could find me there every Friday night
Twenty years ago

I worked the counter at the drugstore down the street
But there's nobody left there I would know
On Saturday mornings that's where
All my friends would meet
You'd be surprised to know what a dime would buy
Twenty years ago

All my memories from those days come gather round me
What I'd give if they could take me back in time
It almost seems like yesterday
Where do the good times go?
Life was so much easier twenty years ago

I guess should stop by Mr.Johnson's hardware store
His only son was my friend Joe
But he joined the Army back in 1964
How could we know he would never come back
Twenty years ago

Contributed by Gallant - 2010/12/26 - 05:06

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