A Child's View Of The Eisenhower Years

Album: Sparks of Ancient Light (2008)
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  • You’re on your way back home in a brand new station wagon
    A pile of rolling chrome, ten miles to the gallon
    Your mother puts her makeup on, you watch her crunch the gears
    It’s a child’s view of the Eisenhower years

    Your father knows what’s best, no one to upstage him
    He thinks he’s so well dressed, finds new things to outrage him
    Elvis on the television, G.I.s in Korea
    It’s a child’s view of the Eisenhower years

    I don’t mind the innocence so much
    In fact it’s charming
    The comedians have got a certain touch
    That’s quite disarming
    Even though the aliens from space
    Haunt the weekend matinees
    Super heroes keep the citizenry safe

    There’s a beep in the sky in 1957
    A metal ball that flies through Soviet heaven
    Papers shout the headlines, politicians fan the fears
    It’s a child’s view of the Eisenhower years

    I don’t mind the innocence so much
    In fact it’s charming
    And the girls in their hoop skirts
    Have got a style that quite disarming
    Even thought the neighborhood is new
    Everybody looks like you
    At the soda fountain and the schoolyard too

    See the baseball fly out across the diamond
    Jimmy Jones and I, we’ve both got good timing
    To be born into a greased back world,
    All hips and teenage sneers

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