"Back When" as written by and Jeffrey David/smith Stevens....
Don't you remember
The fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore

We got too complicated
It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated
Way of life

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

I love my records
Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops
And white noise
Man they sounded fine
I had my favorite stations
The ones that played them all
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?

I'm readin' 'Street Slang For Dummies'
'Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world to be humming
Just keep it coming
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when


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"Back When" as written by Jeffrey David/smith Stevens

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    General Commentthis song is so cute!
    shimmer117on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI miss back when- why do words have so many different meanings now- you could be saying something completely innocent and it seems like someone can always turn it around and backfire it on you- like you said somethin' bad
    beckydavepon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha, this song makes me laugh :D ya ppl with sick minds
    queenvictoria_14on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis Song means exactly what it sounds like. A long time ago (50s-60s I think) life was so much simpler. Coke was Cocacola. Hoes were garden tools to till up the land. But now, Coke is a drug that you shoot up, and hoes are, well, if you live in today's world you should know what a hoe is. I just have one question. Why put in disgusting things like eating fried bologna sandwiches with mayo and tomatoes? Ewww...
    Avenger101on April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol i'd never read/listened to the lyrics that closely and all i heard was him talking about hoes... i was like "hookas? that doesnt sound like tim mcgraw, i better go on sonmeanings and see what im missing".... i GET it now!
    bellaboo137on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really connect with mcgraw tunes. I totally agree with what he is singing. One way i look at this song is sorta being like a kid again, all innocent and stuff. I miss being a kid, right?
    JukePenguinon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"at ten, two and four" ???? never understood that one.
    ally12867on August 17, 2011   Link

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