"I Saw It On T.V." as written by and Fogerty....
They sent us home to watch the show comin' on the little screen
A man named Ike was in the white house, big black limousine
There were many shows to follow, from 'Hooter' to Doodyville
Though I saw them all, I can't recall which cartoon was real

The coon-skin caps, Yankee bats, the Hound Dog man's big start
The A-Bomb fears, Annette had ears, I lusted in my heart
A young man from Boston set sail the new frontier
And we watched the Dream dead-end in Dallas
They buried innocence that year

I know it's true, oh so true
'Cause I saw it on TV

We gathered round to hear the sound comin' on the little screen
The grief had passed, the old men laughed, and all the girls screamed
'Cause four guys from England took us all by the hand
It was time to laugh, time to sing, time to join the band

But all too soon, we hit the moon, and covered up the sky
They built their bombs, and aimed their guns, and still I don't know why
The dominoes tumbled and big business roared
Every night at six, they showed the pictures and counted up the score

I know it's true, oh so true
'Cause I saw it on TV

The old man rocks among his dreams, a prisoner of the porch
"The light" he says
"At the end of the tunnel was nothin', but a burglar's torch"
And them that was caught in the cover are all rich and free
But they chained my mind to an endless tomb
When they took my only son from me

I know it's true, oh so true
'Cause I saw it on TV
I know it's true, oh so true
'Cause I saw it on TV

Lyrics submitted by jon4ford

"I Saw It on T.V." as written by John Fogerty

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    General CommentA song about the '60's and growing up with TV showing us all.
    "And we watched the dream dead-end in dallas,
    They buried innocence that year."
    is about JFK's assassination.

    The ending guitar riff borrows from "Who'll Stop The Rain" a Vietnam-war era themed song.
    chrisb1on May 12, 2010   Link

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