TALK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES
(Words & music by Jerry Reed Hubbard) – 1970
Performed by: Elvis Presley – 1973
Well I remember when I was just children,
A time when the people used to treat their neighbors like a fellow
Them all day singin's and them big prayer meetin's,
When a man was proud to walk up and shake on his neighbor's hand;
Lord, you talk about the good times,
Talk about the good times;
Oh if you ever needed help, a friend was there;
Some good neighbor
Would help lift your burden;
And the simple joys of life your friends would share.
But the times are harder and the people are changin';
Today most folks couldn't tell ya who their nextdoor neighbors are;
All the guns are loaded; the front doors are bolted;
Ain't this old world takin' hate and fear just a little too far?
Let's talk about the good times,
Let's talk about the good times;
I wish I could just go back to the days I'm speakin of,
When a friend would meet you
And a smile would greet you;
What this old world needs now is more old fashioned love.
Well, my old granddaddy God rest his soul now;
Well, we had a big, long talk together the day he died;
He said, "Son, this world is so full of hate and venom,
And I can't wait to leave this ol' place and rest on the other side.
`Cause you talk about a good time,
Talk about a good time.
Well, I gonna see all the friends I knew in the good old days;
We'll have a big hand shakin',
And sit and talk together;
Sit down by the River Jordan and sing our cares away."
Jerry Reed Hubbard - 1970
Elvis Presley - 1973
"Talk About The Good Times recorded by Elvis
on Friday, 14 December 1973.
Written by: Jerry Reed Hubbard
Originally recorded by Jerry Reed Hubbard in 1970
Hear Elvis's version on: Good Times; Walk A Mile In My Shoes—The
Essential 70's Masters Disc 4 .
Jerry Reed also wrote "Guitar Man" and "U.S. Male"."