"65 Love Affair" as written by and Davis....
I was a car hop
You were into be-bop
You sang do wop diddy wop diddy wop doo
All of them changes you put me through

If I could go back again
Well I know I'd never let you go
Back with some of my friends
To that wonderful

'65 love affair
We wasn't gettin' nowhere
But we didn't care
It was a crazy
'65 love affair
Rock 'n' roll was simple and clear
Oh, I still can hear I can hear it baby
Well I asked you like a dumb-dumb
You were bad with your pom-poms
You said ooh wah go team ooh wah go
Ooh-ee baby I want you to know

If I could go back in time
Well, I know somehow you'd still be mine
I wouldn't be so blind
To that wonderful

'65 love affair
When rock 'n' roll was simple and clear
Oh, I still can hear
I can hear it baby

Well, I tried to make you give in
One night at the drive-in
You said oh no baby, oh no woo
All of them changes you put me through

If I could go back in time
Well, I know somehow you'd still be mine
I wouldn't be so blind
To that wonderful

We sang doo wop diddy wop diddy wop doo
Doo wop diddy wop diddy wop doo


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"'65 Love Affair" as written by Paul Davis

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    General CommentThis song is a period piece – a hit in 1982, but about, as the title says, 1965. Paul Davis turned 17 that year, and that's about right for the high school setting of the lyrics. It's all pretty straightforward – a man later in his life (Davis was 33 when the song was recorded) remembers, fondly, how his life was in 1965, and how he would gladly return to it, if he could, but he didn't appreciate it enough at the time.

    "Doo Wah Diddy" was a hit in 1964, so this is a song channeling another song, and the slow rhythm made it sound appropriately anachronistic in 1982, when bands like Duran Duran were taking over the airplay. This was a song that MTV watchers' parents listened to and it reminded them of their youth.

    I'm not entirely sure what "bad with your pom poms" means… dancing sexily, like a tease, or clumsy and inadvertently endearing? Otherwise, the song is almost entirely transparent. But as much as it tries to be a period piece, citing the specifics of the mid-60s, there's nothing too much in the setup that couldn't have applied in the Forties or today.
    rikdadon April 30, 2017   Link

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