The 50's, those were the days My friend And we truly did think they'd never end We had favorite place's where we'd go to hang out We thought we were sooo 'cool'~ without a doubt!
We loved the 'Malt Shop' where the gang all met On Saturday afternoon's, that date was set Then the drive inn movie on Saturday night Wearing our Levi's, our shirt collars tipped upright
The penny loafers were quite a treat A shinning new penny to display was so neat Or maybe you preferred the black and white's Both kind were cool, and both were 'alright'
The food was the best too, back then A hamburger and a malt, we didn't worry about being thin We'd never heard of a thing called saturated fat And if we hada', we'd a laughed and said, "Imagine that!"
We loved to put a quarter in the jukebox and play Our favorite songs that was popular those days For a quarter you could 'spin' three 45's Rock and roll was in, and that ain't no jive
Elvis was top's back then, and oh we loved him so A good looking guy, and the way he moved, he was a Pro! But we loved to dance to the ALL the songs of the day There in that little Malt Shop where we'd meet and play
Friday night football games at home, and away Was something we looked forward to each and every day Lessons and learning should have been higher on our list Yet it wasn't often that our classes were missed
Homecoming King and Queen was top of the list More often than not it brought a stolen kiss Pep rallies were so much fun and eagerly planned To push our team on to excel and expand!
Sometimes I'd like to go back to the way it was then To relive those days with all my friends But alas, time has moved way on down the line Yet forever in my heart those days will be intertwined.
Charles Eugene Boone (born June 1, 1934), known professionally as Pat Boone, is an American singer, actor and writer who was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and starred in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor combined with his old-fashioned values contributed to his popularity in the pre-rock and roll era.