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Talk About The Good Times

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Well I remember when I was just a children
The time the people used to treat the neighbor like a fellow man
Them all-day singin’ and them big prayer meetin’s
When a man was proud to walk up and shake his neighbors hand

Well you talk about a good time,
Talk about a good time
If you ever needed help a friend was there
Some good neighbor
Help lift your burden
Mmm, and the simple joys of life a friend would share

Times are harder and the people are changin’
Today most folks couldn’t tell you who their next door neighbors are
All their guns are loaded, the front doors are bolted
Ain’t this ol’ world takin’ hate and fear just a little too far

Let’s talk about the good times,
Talk about the good times
I wish I could go back to the days I’m speakin of
When a friend would meet you
And a smile would greet you
What this world needs now is old fashioned love

Well my ol’ granddaddy God rest his soul now
We had a big long talk together the day he died
Said son this world is so full of hate and venom
That I can’t wait to leave this ol’ place and rest on the other side

Oh you talk about a good time, talk about a good time
Talk about the good times
Gonna see the friends I knew in the good ol’ days
We’ll have a big hand shakin’
An’ sit and talk together
Sit down by the river Jordan and sing our cares away

Oh let’s talk about the good times
Talk about the good times
If you ever needed help a friend was there
Some good neighbor
Help lift your burden
And the simple joys of life your friends would share

Oh you talk about the good times
Talk about the good times
You talk about the good times

Songwriters: Jerry Reed

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