What Made Me Me

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Long ago and far away,


    [COLOR=#004000][FONT=Tahoma][B]In a land that time forgot, [/B][/FONT][/COLOR]​


    [COLOR=#004000][FONT=Tahoma][B]Before the days of Dylan,[/B][/FONT][/COLOR]​


    [COLOR=#004000][FONT=Tahoma][B]Or the dawn of Camelot.[/B][/FONT][/COLOR]​



    There lived a race of innocents,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And they were you and me, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Long ago and far away [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    For Ike was in the White House


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In that land where we were born, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Where navels were for oranges, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Peyton Place was porn.[/B][/FONT]



    We learned to gut a muffler,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We washed our hair at dawn, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We spread our crinolines to dry [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In circles on the lawn.[/B][/FONT]



    We longed for love & romance,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And waited for our Prince, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Eddie Fisher married Liz, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And no one's seen him since.[/B][/FONT]



    We danced to "Little Darlin",


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Sang to "Stagger Lee" [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And cried for Buddy Holly[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    Only girls wore earrings then,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And 3 was one too many, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And only boys wore flat-top cuts, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Except for Jean McKinney.[/B][/FONT]



    And only in our wildest dreams


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Did we expect to see [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]A boy named George with Lipstick, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We fell for Frankie Avalon,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Annette was oh, so nice, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And when they made a movie,[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]They never made it twice.[/B][/FONT]



    We didn't have a Star Trek Five,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or Psycho Two & Three, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    Miss Kitty had a heart of gold,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Chester had a limp, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Reagan was a Democrat [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Whose co-star was a chimp.[/B][/FONT]



    We had a Mr. Wizard,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]But not a Mr. T,[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Oprah couldn't talk yet[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We had our share of heroes,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We never thought they'd go, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]At least not Bobby Darin, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or Marilyn Monroe.[/B][/FONT]



    For youth was still eternal,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And life was yet to be, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Elvis was forever [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We'd never seen the rock band


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]That was Grateful to be Dead, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson ,[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Zeppelins were not Led.[/B][/FONT]



    And Beatles lived in gardens then,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Monkees lived in trees, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Madonna was a virgin [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We'd never heard of microwaves,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or telephones in cars, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And babies might be bottle-fed, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]But they weren't grown in jars.[/B][/FONT]



    And pumping iron got wrinkles out,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And "gay" meant fancy-free, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And dorms were never coed [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We hadn't seen enough of jets


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]To talk about the lag, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And microchips were what was left [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]At the bottom of the bag.[/B][/FONT]



    And Hardware was a box of nails,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And bytes came from a flea, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And rocket ships were fiction [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    Buicks came with portholes,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And side shows came with freaks, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And bathing suits came big enough [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]To cover both your cheeks.[/B][/FONT]



    And Coke came just in bottles,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And skirts came to the knee, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And Castro came to power [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    We had no Crest with Fluoride,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We had no Hill Street Blues,[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We all wore superstructure bras [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Designed by Howard Hughes.[/B][/FONT]



    We had no patterned pantyhose


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or Lipton herbal tea [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or prime-time ads for condoms [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    There were no golden arches,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]No Per rier to chill, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And fish were not called Wanda,[/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And cats were not called Bill.[/B][/FONT]



    And middle-aged was 35


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And old was forty-three, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And ancient was our parents [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    But all things have a season,


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Or so we've heard them say, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And now instead of Maybelline [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We swear by Retin-A.[/B][/FONT]



    And they send us invitations


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]To join AARP, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]We've come a long way, baby, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]From the Land That Made Me Me .[/B][/FONT]



    So now we face a brave new world


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In slightly larger jeans, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]And wonder why they're using [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Smaller print in magazines.[/B][/FONT]



    And we tell our children's children


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Of the way it used to be, [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]Long ago and far away [/B][/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma][B]In the Land That Made Me Me[/B][/FONT]
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, We have come a long way baby. What will tomorrow hold?:wink:
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thankyou Dean....That was a good read ! I try not to think about what it will be like in another few years.