Are the Good Times Really Over Lyrics

Merle Haggard


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track 14 in album Walking the Line
release date: 1987
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length: 3:56

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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 I Gotta Get Drunk
  • 2 No Show Jones
  • 3 Pancho & Lefty
  • 4 Yesterday's Wine
  • 5 Half a Man
  • 6 Big Butter and Egg Man
  • 7 Heaven or Hell
  • 8 Midnight Rider
  • 9 Are the Good Times Really Over
  • 10 A Drunk Can't Be a Man