Before digital there was analog,
And now vintage is all the rage.
CDs skipped and vinyl's back,
Mp3s and not 8-track,
And cassettes have been erased.

Black and white turned technicolor up on the big screen,
Beta turned to DVD.
Claymation is gone and now it’s all become CG.
Movie sets just dont exist, but there’s always a blue screen.

It used to be that hours seemed like days.
Let's go back in time.
It used to be that hours seemed like days.
Let's just press rewind.

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    General CommentThis song's one of the best Statistics songs to me. It's being nostalgic about past experiences, perhaps old summers that lasted forever or ex-lovers, through remembering the development of popular technology, which is probably the most defining part of the 80s and 90s, the decades Denver would have grown up and had his adolescence in.

    'Let's go back in time... let's just press rewind' says it all really. Don't we all want to do that sometimes, and relive our younger years over and over again?

    The idea behind the lyrics is very simple, and normally I'm not a fan of songs like that, but there's something overwhelmingly individual about this one, and all of Denver's other songs, where he's picking up on the seemingly random situations we all face personally and taking an in-depth look at them. Rather than making a sweeping generalisation about a large concept, he takes a snapshot of something little and defines it completely.

    But our emotions are never completely possible to define.

    Refreshingly simple and incredibly beautiful. :)
    thecomaboyon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song is pretty amazing, especially the lyrics. It talks of a time when things were simpler, back in the 80's and 90's.

    The title seems to be talking about how busy we are nowadays; back then, time went slower, and there was more time to relax. This is when "hours seemed like days".

    Very nostalgic feel. Kinda similar to Reminisce I guess.
    darksys92on May 31, 2007   Link

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