Long Ago lyrics
Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Do you remember what we used to do
Back in the day, back in the day
When I was twenty and you twenty-two
Back in the day long ago
We had computers and we went online
Texted on cellphones — I still have mine
Now there's a chip at the base of my spine
Not like it was long ago

Do you remember at Starbucks we met
Back in the day, back in the day
They had nice tables and free Internet
Back in the day, in the day
Now people get little spinal implants
You turn a switch and begin a romance
Just reach down in the back of your pants
Not like it was long ago.

Remember the iPods we wore in our ear
Back in the day, back in the day
Heard all the songs they were playing that year
Back in the day, in the day
Now they just alter your DNA chain
Millions of gigabytes flow to your brain
Music and news and a drug for the pain
Not like it was long ago

Tell me a story how it used to be
Back in the day, back in the day
When they used to sing songs, you and me
Back in the day long ago
Now thanks to all the fine drugs that we use
No need for music, no one has the blues
Everyone walks around faintly amused
Not like it was long ago

Got drugs to be happy, drugs to lose weight
Some bring you up and others sedate
I am nostalgic for 2008
Back in the day long ago.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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