The Way It Used to Be


I can remember back

when we lived way out

in the country and we didn't

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have no radio and we didn't

have no TV and we didn't

have no electricity and we

didn't have no indoor plumbing

and we didn't have no

running water and

we didn't have no newspaper

and we had World War II and we

rode in a horse-pulled wagon

two miles to church each Sunday

and you can bet we knew

all the words to all the songs

when we'd get there.

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