The World In Black And White
When I was a kid, growing up was cool,
although I did not know it then....

I can remember when we got a TV
You could hardly see for all the snow
So you spread the rabbit ears as far as they'd go
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
Mom and Dad and us Kids,
We all sat together as a family.

Depending on the channel you tuned,
You'd get Rob and Laura or Ward and June.
Andy Griffith and Barney Fife,
Lawrence Welk or This Your Life.

I Love Lucy and The Real McCoys,
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys.
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,
Superman and Lois Lane.

Of course there was , Father Knows Best and Patty Duke.
Then on Saturday mornings,Sky King, Rin Tin Tin
and Lassie too, and cartoons like Bugs Bunny.
Donna Reed on Thursday night.

Chubby Checker taught us the twist,
while we were watching Dick Clarks
dance show.

"Good night David, Good night Chet"
were the last words heard from the evening news.

Life looked better in black and white.

They were simple folks living a simple life
Where everything always turned out right.
The good guys always won the fight.
I wanna' go back to black and white.

In God they trusted,
in their own bed they slept.
A promise made was a promise kept.
They never cussed or broke a vow,
They'd never make the network now.

My memory of politics were Ike' Kennedy,and Nixon,
Sure there was contoversy, but we respected them.
Our President was shot when I was in school,
I saw it happen as part of a tv broadcast, for current history.
I also saw anchor people and all others cry, in public.

We were lead in prayer by our principal......
during school hours, without consulting our parents.

It sure is different from when it was in black and white.

Nowadays nothing's the way it seems
In living color or on the screens.
The good guys don't always win
the fightLife doesn't always
turn out right.

If only I could, I'd rather be
In a TV world of '63.
It felt so good, it felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite
If I could just turn back the clock tonight
To when everybody knew wrong from right.
Life was better in black and white.