"Where Have All The Good Times Gone!" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
All my life I've never stopped to worry 'bout a thing,
Open up and shout it out,an' never try to sing,
Wondering if I've done it 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.
Where have all the good times gone.
Once we had an easy ride and always felt the same,
Time was on our side and we had everything to gain,
This could be like yesterday,
Is this me with your happy days,
Where have all the good times gone.
Where have all the good times gone.
Where have all the good times gone.
Ma and pa look back on all the things they used to do,
Never had no money and they always told the truth,
Daddy didn't need no little toys,
Mommy didn't need no little boys,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.
Ow!
Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play,
Ah but then lets face it,things are easier today,
Yes you need some bringing down,
Get your feet back on the ground,
Where have all the good times gone.
Where have all the good times gone.
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 CommentOther then with DLR, VH rocked hard as hell. I think this songs about the earlier generations that thought that times before now were always simpler but even after thinking that today everything is easier for kids."Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play
    Aw, but then let's face it, things are easier today"

    No Matter what it means, VH rocks.
    Get_out_and_pushon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was written by Ray Davies from The Kinks
    From Wikipedia...
    Where Have All The Good Times Gone is a song written by Ray Davies of The Kinks. It was first released on their album The Kink Kontroversy in 1965.
    Originally released as a B-side, the song has gained "classic" status and was featured in numerous compilations. It has also been covered by David Bowie in the album Pin Ups, and by Van Halen in the album Diver Down.
    happytrailson April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy fav. song from "Diver Down".
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about nostalgia, wishing for a time gone by when they had few worries and lots of fun.
    Roadhouseon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately a great song by Van Halen. Wished this song was a hit. Great song.
    Ummagumma69on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso, a good cover song.
    Ummagumma69on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about growing up. As a kid life is simple yet fun. There is nothing to worry about and most people are carefree. At the same time the song references parents who take on a whole new responsibility once they have children. Half of the song is written from the perspective of someone who is young and begins to see that the world is not this wonderfule place. The other half of the song is about older people who miss their independence? I dunno. VH Rocks!!!
    gmilitelloon January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its better than the original Kinks version.
    Roadhouseon November 30, 2007   Link

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