When Life was Black and White

All the material on this blackriver.net site comes from the zillions of e-mailed items we all get. Almost none of it is attributed to the author. Today, 4/30/2003, Steve Vaus wrote me. Mr. Vaus is the author of this material, and it is a song.

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"I am the author of the song. I have no problem with you posting the lyric but please add my name to the lyrics and add a link to my web site SteveVaus.com "
Thank you

Steve Vaus


When Life was Black and White
You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they'd go,
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good night David, good night Chet."
Depending on the channel you tuned,
You got Rob and Laura , or Ward and June.
It felt so good, it felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.
I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys,
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,
Roy and Gene, Superman and Lois Lane,
Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie, too,
Donna Reed on Thursday night.
Life looked better in black and white
I wanna go back to black and white,
Everything always turned out right.
Simple people, simple lives,
Good guys always won the fight.
Now nothing is the way it seems
In everyday life or on the screen.
Nobody ever just flies a kite.
I wanna go back to black and white.
In God they trusted, in bed they slept.
A promise made was a promise kept.
They never cussed or broke their vows.
They'd never make the network now!
But if I could I'd rather be
In a TV town in '63.
It felt so good, felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.
I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,
If I could turn back the clock tonight
To when everyone knew wrong from right.
Life was better in black and white

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