the good old days


Written: 1985
Released: Unreleased



Grandma says that when she was young
Girls were honest and sweet and true
She says that the girls of today
Are wicked and free and impure
But Grandpa can only smile
Because Grandpa knows very well
That Grandma wouldn't have married him
If Grandma had had the pill

So dance, dance for the good old days
When girls were tied to the sink
Dance, dance for the good old days
When girls were not needed to think

Grandma says that when she was young
Men were proud to go off to war
They were proud to die for their country
To fight the good fight without fear
But Grandpa can only smile
Dear Grandpa when he looks back
To when Grandma grew a moustache
And wore shirts that were rather black


So dance, dance for the good old days
When men were so proud to die
Dance, dance for the good old days
When men were too dumb to ask why

Grandma says that when she was young
People worked hard for their pay
Today they all want more for less
They're all communists anyway
But Grandpa can only smile
As he listens to his wife
For Grandpa knows that Grandma
Has done sod all all of her life


So dance, dance for the good old days
When the poor gave all they could give
Dance, dance for the good old days
When the poor were just happy to live

I'd dance, I'd dance for the good old days
If I thought that we had moved on
I'd dance, I'd dance for the good old days
If I thought that those days were gone

© Philip Jeays 1985
Philip Jeays © Sean K

Released April 18th 2016 Take The Slow Train album

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