"1968" as written by and Evan Felker....
One, Two, Three

There ain’t a thing in the world to take me back
Like a dark-haired girl in a Cadillac
On main street of an old forgotten town
The sun light shines in fine white lines
On weathered stores with open signs
They may as well just close ‘em down

And you look like 1968 or was it ‘69
When I heard you caught a bullet
Well I guess you’re doing fine
And you speak of revolution
Like it’s some place that you’ve been
Well you’ve been a long time gone
Good too see you my old friend

Oh and now that sun has gone away
Replaced instead by silver rays
Of moonlight falling on the avenue
Oh and I could sleep if you would drive
I just can’t keep my mind alive
And you’ve got nothing better else to do

And we've all been looking for you
Like a hobo you walk in
Well how the mighty all have fallen
How the holy all have sinned
Is that the clattering of sabers
Or the cool September winds
Well you’ve been a long time gone
Good to see you my old friend

And there’s just two times a day like this
You find this kind of blissfulness
The sun it sets and rises in the morn
And we’re shakin hands, I rub my eyes
Free up all my alibis
Just a blinking like the day that I was born

And you look like 1968 or was it ‘69
When I heard you caught a bullet
Well I guess you’re doing fine
And you speak of revolution
Like it’s some place that you’ve been
Well you’ve been a long time gone
Good too see you my old friend

And when the rounds were fired that April you were on the balcony
When ten thousand tear drops hit the ground in Memphis, Tennessee
You were a prideful rebel yell among a million marching men
And you’ve been a long time gone
Good to see you my old friend
Well you’ve been a long time gone
Good to see you my old friend


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"1968" as written by Evan Felker

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    General CommentWow, compelling song from the beginning; then an interesting surprise in the last verse when we learn the song's about MLK -- now I really find myself thinking about the meaning behind the interesting imagery.

    This is a nice lyric about someone who's been gone so long but so relevant and impactful 40+ years later:
    - You've been a long time gone, good to see you my old friend

    But why does he say:
    - I would sleep if you could drive, I just can't keep my mind alive
    - with shaking hands I rub my eyes, free of all my alibis

    Gotta say -- I really like listening to the Turnpike Troubadours.
    cheeeseburgeron May 29, 2014   Link

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