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Back In The Day
©Scott Leslie 2017

As a child of the 60's and early 70's, a lot of history and change was happening all around me. This is a song for us Baby Boomers who were growing up in that period of our history.

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Back In The Day

Back in the day our world was really changing
Our parents freaked, our lives were rearranging
Outlandish clothes, free love, drugs and more
It was just the beginning,
We had so much in store

Back in the day we listened to the Beatles and the Stones
History was being made and to us, it was known
We had long hair, we acted like stars
We listened to eight-tracks
And cruised in our cars

Well back in the day, our president was slain
His brother and Dr. King, they didn’t die in vain
Wearing t-shirts and sandals, and our jeans in tatters
Parties, protests and love
Is everything that matters

It was our time to love, it was our time to fly
Always had our music, thought we’d never die
Knew the love we’d made would be our legacy
Little did we know how it would turn out to be

Back in the day we loved the Yardbirds and the Who
Love was in the air and for us it was true
Well Dylan wrote the lyrics for an entire generation
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Were another sensation

Back in the day, we hated Tricky Dick
Tried to pull off Watergate but couldn’t pull off slick
Had our own battle, four dead at Kent State
Death and dying students,
We feared of war and hate

Back in the day we never looked ahead
Wanted to be young, or better off dead
Music was our politics, we thought we were right
We played our guitars,
And we played ‘em all night

It was our time to love, it was our time to fly
Always had our music, thought we’d never die
Knew the love we’d made would be our legacy
Little did we know how it would turn out to be

©Scott Leslie 2017

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from Back In The Day, released February 9, 2017
Scott Leslie: Music & Lyrics, Guitars
Dave Scott: Vocals, Solo Guitar, Recording Engineer
Peter George: Bass Guitar
Brian Cunningham: Drums

All songs ©Scott Leslie 2017

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Scott Leslie Vero Beach, Florida

I’m a self-taught guitarist/songwriter and my influences are from the amazing music of the 60’s and 70's. In the late 60’s/early 70’s I had the good fortune to be a part-time roadie working the DC area, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York for a number of bands. They included; The Jeff Beck Group, Ten Years After, The Doors, The Who, ELP and many others. So I had some interesting influences. ... more

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