"Good Times Gone" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
Lost it on the chesterfield
Or maybe on
A gamblin' wheel
Lost it in a diamond mine
It's dark as hell
And hard to find
You can climb to the
Top of the highest tree
You can look around
But you still won't see
What I'm lookin' for

Where the good times gone?
Where the good times gone?
All the stupid fun
And all that shit we've done
Where the good times gone?
Well I still don't know

Out in the back
In the old corn field
Underneath the tractor wheel
Thought I'd dig
Till I'd found it first
Broke my back
And died of thirst
You can bribe the devil
You can pray to God
You can sell off
Everything you got
And you still won't know

Where the good times gone?
Where the good times gone?
All the stupid fun
And all that shit we've done
Where the good times gone?
And you still don't know

Saw it on the silver screen
Preacher says
"Don't know what it means"
Last page ad
In a comic book
Bought me a map
Showed me where to look
It ain't carved of stone
Or made of wood
And if you paid for it
Then it's still no good
And you still won't know
What I'm looking for

Where the good times gone?
Where the good times gone?
All the stupid fun
And all that shit we've done
Where the good times gone?


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"Good Times Gone" as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    General CommentThis song is about how people try to buy their good times.-----------LH
    Lozerhedon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought that this song was just Chad remembering those good times in his life, remembering back to a simpler time in life, a more innocent time in life. "Where the good times gone? All the stupid fun, And all that shit we done"
    Blue_Thunderon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about remembering all the fun you had with your friends. Where did the times go?
    rockchicon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah its definately about the good old days with friends, i reckon.
    Ross81on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's about virginity. i used to think i was just being perverted about the first couple of lines, but i think i'm right. Look at the lyrics. and its about how you can't just go back to holding hands.
    simsfreqon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe best things in life are free...
    You can have so much fun without having to buy it.
    Remembering when you were younger and you didnt need to have money to have fun. You just made your own. Now that we have grown up and matured, its easy to see that now we cant get the fun of our youth back, no matter what we do or where we look.
    ads82on December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's a couple lines were I can see the meaning being about losing one's virginity...he talks about 'where it was lost' in quite a few...and then he mentions that paying for it doesn't count. But I think looking at the whole song, it really is about reminiscing about the good old days, and all the fun that was had back then. Now, it's more than likely that losing his virginity was a part of thost good old days....
    rock_hawkon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere's a couple lines were I can see the meaning being about losing one's virginity...he talks about 'where it was lost' in quite a few...and then he mentions that paying for it doesn't count. But I think looking at the whole song, it really is about reminiscing about the good old days, and all the fun that was had back then. Now, it's more than likely that losing his virginity was a part of those good old days....
    rock_hawkon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've always read this as being about love..

    in the first verse he talks about the places he lost "it" (ie love) - in the chesterfield - maybe something happened with someone which caused a rift or whatever, gambling/diamonds - greed caused him to lose a sense of himself, and ultimatly his ability to love?

    "Saw it on the silver screen " not entirely sure about this one.. always thought of it as a movie screen.. like in the cinema or something. maybe films present us with this idealistic view of relationships and life etc
    Preacher says, "don't know what it means" - criticising religion and it's inability to explain what life and llove are really about

    "Last page ad in a comic book " - we've all seen those "adult phone lines" adverts in magazines.. if it really is about love then this line basically says that you won't find love there, only lust

    "It ain't carved of stone or made of wood " - people carve there loved ones initials in rocks and trees?? maybe that real love doesnt need to be declared like this

    "And if you paid for it, then it's still no good " ie paying for "love" (prostitutes?) isn;t the same, or in any way comparable

    thats just how i've always seen it.....
    p.o.d.on November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen they were recording this, the guitarist from big wreck, one of chads favorite bands was in town. they invited him to come up and play the slide on the song. "it is different from stuff we've done before, we've never really gone that bluesy and just to watch him lay down tracks... there must have been 15 people in the recording studio and we were all just sitting there with our jaws on the floor. everybody sat there stoned-faced staring at ian playing the slide and it was just breathtaking."
    lilheartke5on September 16, 2008   Link

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