Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Old Days


Old days
Good times I remember
Fun days
Filled with simple pleasures
Drive-in movies
Comic books and blue jeans
Howdy Doody
Baseball cards and birthdays
Take me back
To a world gone away
Memories
Seem like yesterday

Old days
Good times I remember
Gold days
Days I'll always treasure
Funny faces
Full of love and laughter
Funny places
Summer nights and streetcars
Take me back
To a world gone away
Boyhood memories
Seem like yesterday

Old days - in my mind and in my heart to stay
Old days - darkened dreams of good times gone away
Old days - days of love and feeling fancy-free
Old days - days of magic still so close to me
Old days - in my mind and in my heart to stay
Old days - darkened dreams of good times gone away
Old days - days of love and feeling fancy-free
Old days - days of magic still so close to me

~Written by James Pankow

This song was popular and chosen as a graduation song when I was in high school. It encapsulated our youth then, and it fondly recalls it now. This is a Lifeblood Song for its simplicity and nostalgia. The best childhood memories should have those elements. If this song speaks to you, then you understand. 

My Lifeblood Songs: O

33 comments:

  1. Howdy Doody looks the way I remembered him...that little black and white rounded tv screen...darkened living room...sometimes supper of fruit cocktail and toast in the livingroom. Old days for sure.
    Donna Smith
    Mainely Write
    OXPOWER

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  2. While i've never heard it before, i am hearing it now. Yes, it's a beautiful reminder of times past.

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    1. I am glad you got to hear this, and that you like it!

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  3. Nicely done for the letter O. I forgot all about this song despite owning a 'best of' Chicago. Boy, was I young and innocent when this tune came out.

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. I was young and idealistic. It was a different world.This song really captures that feeling.

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  4. This song came out the year after I graduated from college and I am laughing at myself because then I was already thinking about the good old days before being married and having to be an adult with responsibilities. But even as a kid I was responsible and was way grown up before my time due to the nature of my family dynamics. This song means much more to me now... life is good now, but I would love to go back for a week! Just listening to Old Days this morning fills me with wistfulness. Chicago's songs are brilliant. I can still remember a family friend's wedding and Colour My World being played... left a big impression on the then young me.

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    1. Pix, I understand. I don't think I was ever really a kid, not mentally or emotionally. It was just the way it was. Because of that, my inner child is rather active, now! She remembers it all, and insists on being heard sometimes...even just by Me.

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  5. I vaguely remember the song and never payed attention to the lyrics before but the photos on the video really took me back. I remember all the good time from the good old days. Wow, so much has changed so fast. Thanks for the memories.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia, thanks for being a part of this! Hugs.

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  6. I used to enjoy the rock group Chicago. One time we ended up camping next to them at Lake Shasta. I only knew it because my brother was into rock, when younger. I think I still have a candle piece scrounged from their campsite after they left.

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  7. This is a beautiful post, and it speaks volumes to me for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. I am so happy that you like this one, Karen! hugs!

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  8. My Dad sort of remembers the old days, he's got the old part down though!

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  9. It does speak to me. I remember the good old drive in, it closed right after I graduated from high school. XO

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  10. Great song. The old times brings back so many memories. Great post. So many good things to remember.

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    1. Thanks, Marg! I am happy you liked this one, too!

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  11. guyz....de old food servizz gurl wishez sum oh de old dayz stuff waz bak again..... !!☺☺♥♥

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    1. Guys, Food Service Girl is wise, very, very wise. Hugs!

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  12. MY mom said she does look at those days as truly golden in many ways...the comparative innocence for one thing. It was good.

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  13. I wonder who sang it? SO familiar.

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    1. It was the wonderful band: Chicago! (It says on the video.)

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  14. After I left my comment on the Guess Who post, I see this is the song you identified as played at graduation, but the other fits as well. Chicago has many songs that speak to the moments in our lives. Love and prayers for you, Maggie and Chloe Jo. How is Maggie?

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  15. Oh, I love this song! I was just a kid when it was popular, but it really speaks to me.

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