Are the Good Times Really Over Lyrics

Merle Haggard


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track in album For The Record (43 Legendary Hits)
release date: 1999-8-24
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length: 4:41

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I wish a buck was still silver and it was back when the country was strong
Back before Elvis and before the Vietnam war came along
Before the Beatles and Yesterday when a man could still work and still would
Is the best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good
Are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
With no kinda chance for the flag or the Liberty Bell
I wish a Ford and a Chevy would still last ten years like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good

I wish coke was still cola and joint was a bad place to be
And it was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV
Before microwave ovens when a girl could still cook and still would
Is the best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good
Are we rolling downhill

Stop rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
Stop for the flag and let's all ring the Liberty Bell
Let's make a Ford and a Chevy that'll still last ten years like they should
Cause the best of the free life is still yet to come
And the good times ain't over for good


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mama Tried
  • 2 Sing A Sad Song
  • 3 Swinging Doors
  • 4 I'm A Lonesome Fugitive
  • 5 Branded Man
  • 6 Sing Me Back Home
  • 7 The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde
  • 8 Hungry Eyes
  • 9 Workin' Man Blues
  • 10 Silver Wings (Duet With Jewel)
  • 11 Okie From Muskogee
  • 12 The Fightin' Side Of Me
  • 13 Daddy Frank
  • 14 Carolyn
  • 15 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
  • 16 Everybody's Had The Blues
  • 17 If We Make It Through December
  • 18 Old Man From The Mountain
  • 19 Things Aren't Funny Anymore
  • 20 Movin' On (Duet With Brooks & Dunn)
  • 21 Always Wanting You
  • 22 It's All In The Movies
    CD 2
  • 1 The Roots Of My Raisin'
  • 2 Cherokee Maiden
  • 3 Ramblin' Fever (Duet With Alabama)
  • 4 I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall
  • 5 It's Been A Great Afternoon
  • 6 Footlights
  • 7 The Way I Am
  • 8 Misery And Gin
  • 9 I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink
  • 10 Rainbow Stew
  • 11 My Favorite Memory
  • 12 Big City
  • 13 Pancho And Lefty (Duet With Willie Nelson)
  • 14 Are The Good Times Really Over
  • 15 Going Where The Lonely Go
  • 16 Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room
  • 17 A Place To Fall Apart
  • 18 That's The Way Love Goes (Duet With Jewel)
  • 19 Natural High
  • 20 Kern River
  • 21 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star