WHEN PHONE CALLS COST A DIME
[ country, country-rock, Americana ]

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         On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I took a walk downtown
         A voice behind me said “how's it goin'?” and I politely turned around
         But a man was talkin' on a cell phone pressed tightly against his ear
         And he quickly passed me right on by like I wasn't even there

               Back when phone calls cost a dime, not all that long ago
               We walked down to the corner store to call and say “hello”
               Folks treated you like somebody they would like to know
               And the good life was easy to find, when phone calls cost a dime

         I went to work Monday mornin' and to my second job Monday night
         And don't mind the extra hours, but something just don't seem right
         I have two kids, a nice home and couldn't ask for a better wife
         But there's so little time left over for me to be a part of their life

               Back when phone calls cost a dime, not all that long ago
               At the end of a hard days work, folks took it nice and slow
               Kids laughed and played together as parents watched 'em grow
               Yeah, the good life was easy to find, when phone calls cost a dime

         Today we're all wired in and globally connected
         Texted, Inspected, dissected and rejected
         While those we hold most dear to our hearts
         Are far too often, just neglected

               Back when phone calls cost a dime, not all that long ago
               Folks sat out on the front porch as the sun was sinkin' low
               Friends stopped to talk face to face and had a lotta love to show
               And the good life was easy to find, when phone calls cost a dime
               Yeah, we often struggled to get by but it was such an easier time
               To find some true peace of mind, when phone calls cost a dime



           


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