"Where Have All the Good Times Gone?" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Well, lived my life and never stopped to worry 'bout a thing
Opened up and shouted out and never tried to sing
Wondering if I'd done wrong
Will this depression last for long?

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Well, once we had an easy ride and always felt the same
Time was on our side and I had everything to gain
Let it be like yesterday
Please let me have happy days

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Ma and Pa look back at all the things they used to do
Didn't have no money and they always told the truth
Daddy didn't have no toys
And mummy didn't need no boys

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Well, yesterday was such an easy game for you to play
But let's face it, things are so much easier today
Guess you need some bringing down
And get your feet back on the ground

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?


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"Where Have All the Good Times Gone" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentI think this is about having depression. It's about wishing your life would be like it was before getting depressed, and wanting to be happy and able to enjoy life again.
    Rudi3on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalways thought it was the early effects of fame and all the trappings that come with it that he was singing about...ie when they were a young band just starting out, things were easier, once fame, money etc rolled in things become difficult and fractured. and when you consider the internal dynamics of the kinks it makes it more understandable...those guys were at each others throats for a long time.
    youknowimrighton August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhether its about depression, or the early effects of fame, the lyrics are simply about something happening in this persons life, and now they miss the good times in their life.
    comedancingon September 20, 2008   Link

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