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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Black and White
















You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,

"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."

Depending on the channel you tuned,

You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June.

It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.


I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,

Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys,

Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,

Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,

Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too,

Donna Reed on Thursday night! --

Life looked better in black and white.


I wanna go back to black and white.

Everything always turned out right.

Simple people, simple lives...

Good guys always won the fights.


Now nothing is the way it seems,

In living color on the TV screen.

Too many murders, too many fights,

I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted, alone in bed, they slept,
A promise made was a promise kept.

They never cussed or broke their vows.

They'd never make the network now.


But if I could, I'd rather be

In a TV town in '53.

It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.


I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,

If I could just turn back the clock tonight

To when everybody knew wrong from right.

Life was better in black and white!


Peace

11 comments:

The CEO said...

Things were a lot simpler then. Before Joe McCarthy.

ian said...

I prefer my life in full, vibrant color.

Ian

brat said...

sure beats the crap out today (and i'm not just refering to tv shows)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How cool.

But I seriously doubt you're old enough to have watched those shows. Are you channeling my childhood or something?

Pickled Olives said...

nice ode Odat!

Michael C said...

That is one of the COOLEST posts I've seen in a while! It makes me want to go watch Nick at nite. I'll just settle for Charlie Brown Christmas that's on later tonight.

Awesome post!!

Odat said...

CEO...Were they? Hehehe

Ian...Well I do too but I had to post sompin!!!! ;-)

Heart, Thanks...(my mom told me all about this stuff (ahahahaha)

Pickled....Thanks...

michael...I just watched Charlie Brown!!!! lol

Peace

ShadowFalcon said...

I still change loads of my photos over to black and white. Makes them more introspective.

kate said...

that was great! I still like color... its just colorful! *wink

The CEO said...

Oh yeah, they were. Remember, I have been married for 991 years.

Crankster said...

I love that--thank you!

Reminds me of Pleasantville.