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When Crazy Was King

Filed in Life Poems, Life Reflection Poem, Virtue Poems & Lyrics by on April 30, 2009 0 Comments • views: 1796

Country Song Lyrics about Inflation, the Economy & Changing Times

(VERSE)
In 1950 grandpa whined at the price of our new house
“for $8450 dollars I’m sure I could by all of California and
can’t believe they want 18 cents for a gallon of gas”
when he coughed up $1500 for that Old Chevy
he kneeled down to me and said,

“little girl, it never used to be like this, a man
could get ahead, don’t you be lazy girl, cause the world’s
half gone crazy girl”

(CHORUS)
Grandpa would spit
he might do more than spit
if he knew gas costs $4 bucks a gallon
Grandpa might take that car salesman out back
who asked for 20 Grand
and the bank taking back houses and repossessing land
would send Gramps out lookin’ for some necks to ring
and I know he would wanna go back to a time
when Crazy was King,

(VERSE)
That first apartment in the city
momma helped me pick furniture out
“ridiculous rent, she mumbled shocked and scratched her head”
you’re living high on the hog for someone starting out
then she turned to me and said,

“young lady, it never used to be like this, a person
could get ahead, don’t you be lazy girl, cause the world’s
half gone crazy girl”

(CHORUS)
Mamma would spit
heck she might do more than spit
if she knew apartments can rent now for $1500 Bucks
Crap that’s what grandpa’s Chevy cost!
and she never saw $4 Bucks a gallon
and the bank taking back houses and repossessing land
would send Momma lookin’ for more necks to ring
I know she’d wanna go back
to when Crazy was King,

(VERSE)
Went shopping with my son for his $50 dollar sneakers
I said boy, you really need a good job, cause this is
some mighty expensive rubber you’re puttin’ on your feet,
and you don’t like things cheap, and turned to him and said,

“young man, it never used to be like this, a person could get
ahead, don’t you be lazy boy, cause the world’s half gone crazy boy,

(CHORUS)
He said, “Momma you would spit
these are the cheapest shoes
not the expensive brand!”
and you see that strip mall over there,
someday I’m gonna buy that piece of land
and that’s no joke,
and yes Momma the price would make you choke!

Can someone take me back
to when grandpa bought that house
I wanna drive in that Chevy
swim for nothing in that Levy

cause I want to be queen again
When Crazy was King!

By Barbara Tremblay Cipak
Song Lyrics about inflation, and the changing generations

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