#02592
Travelled In Time (Roustabout) video
#924: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

I will paint you a picture of days that once were,
using pallet and brush from my mind,
So I can explain to the modern day child,
and remember a simpler time;
Of the days we had fun, all on our own,
with no help from the dollar or dime,
You can turn it around, but you'll mark it all down,
and know how we've travelled in time.

No shine from a light up over your bed,
no TV, no satellite dish,
Oh, I long for that day and I've pondered away,
would it be my fondest last wish;
No computers or games to be plugged in and played,
no phone in the pocket or hand,
But it seemed we could always find ways
to have fun where today nobody can.
No cars in the driveway, not even a drive,
just a path for your neighbors to walk,
'Cause everyone's welcome, no locks on the doors,
'cause crime was not given a thought;
No iPods® or CDs to crush the eardrum,
in the kitchen the accordion rang,
With a lamp on the table and a fire in the stove,
and the air filled with songs that we sang.

I will paint you a picture of days that once were,
using pallet and brush from my mind,
So I can explain to the modern day child,
and remember a simpler time;
Of the days we had fun, all on our own,
with no help from the dollar or dime,
You can turn it around, but you'll mark it all down,
and know how we've travelled in time.

The first man on the moon was a feat to behold,
I remember like ol' yesterday,
'Cause the race for the stars was out there so far,
it seemed like a fairy tale play;
When a load in your cod trap was the biggest event,
more likely than now to be sure,
With wars so far off, not like here today,
when the bombs seem to fall at your door.

I will paint you a picture of days that once were,
using pallet and brush from my mind,
So I can explain to the modern day child,
and remember a simpler time;
Of the days we had fun, all on our own,
with no help from the dollar or dime,
You can turn it around, but you'll mark it all down,
and know how we've travelled in time.
You can turn it around, but you'll mark it all down,
and know how we've travelled in time.

####.... © Robert Starkes ....####

Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (100% Newfoundlander, trk#6, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

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