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controversial 60's

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recalling the 60's

It was the early 60’s where rock and roll was

Taking over the land, and ELVIS was on tour with his band.

Where rock and roll was stories being told

And the teen life was starting to unfold.

We had race riots in the southern states

And black rights were up for debate.

An era of KENNEDY and KING where peaceful

Solutions they would try to bring.

Both assassinated at a young age

Because they tried to bring some change.

An Era where gas was cheap and wages low

And it cost fifty cents to see a show.

A time of the CUBAN missile crisis and VIETNAM

And protesters were taking a stand.

Then this country was taken by storm

And draft dodging became the norm.

Although some of the 60’s was a living hell

It gave me fond memories as well.

Drive in theatres – not many to be found

But one or two are still around.

We’d be able to back in to the drive in theatre

With a little luck- in our 53 pickup truck.

The speakers attached to the window of the door

The volume turned down very low

And the windows were rolled up so no one would know

Or- we would lie in the back of the truck

With a blanket or two

Depending on what we wanted to do.

This was the 60’s that I recall where most

Everyone had a ball.

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