"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Monday, May 07, 2007

My Childhood

bucky covington, a former american idol contestant, has a song on his debut album that sums up my childhood better than anysong i've heard to date, and here it is.

We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are
We got daddy's belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside, playin' outside
It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world
School always started the same every day
The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray
Not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right
No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
And every Sunday, all the stores were closed
It was a different world


At 5/10/2007 1:29 PM, Anonymous Kathryn said...

Dude, how old are you? ahahaha. My tv had more than 3 channels, I wore a seat belt, my mom didn't smoke or drink - but that's more a personal thing, umm let's see - we did say the pledge but not a prayer, and stores were open on Sundays. ;-)

At 5/10/2007 4:40 PM, Blogger j-lay said...

i didn't say that my life was just like the song, but the following is the truth.

My mom did smoke when she was pregnant with me
Odds are my crib did have a lead based paint
There were seat belts in the car, but i know i didn't always wear one
I didn't know bicycle helmets existed until i was a teenager
I actually got spanked by a board and not a belt
We did have more than 3 channels, we had 27
We did have video games
My friend's and I primarily played outside
We did say the pledge everyday

Not every kid made the team when they tried
We did drink from a garden hose
And every Sunday, most of the stores were closed


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