Once Through the Sixties

by Rick Paul

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Reminiscing with some 1960s-flavored rock, but not wanting to go back to the 60s.

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ONCE THROUGH THE SIXTIES
words and music by Ray Ducharme and Rick Paul

I see people smile as they reminisce
With "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
And old Mickey Gilley, yeah, he sings the praises
Of a walk on the boardwalk just right
And "Doo Wah Ditty" and old Bo Diddley
Still bring back some fond memories
I’ll walk through the fifties, but once through the sixties
Was more than enough for me

Once through the sixties was more than enough for me
Too many men dying, for no good reason I’ve seen
Kids at Kent State, shot down for what they believed
Yes, once through the sixties was more than enough for me

I still see Jackie splattered with blood
In the back of that black limousine
And the whole world watched as life in Camelot
Slipped away on the wings of her scream
Free love was the rage, but the price that we paid
Is still being collected today
That music still hits me, but once through the sixties
Was more than enough for me

Once through the sixties was more than enough for me
Chicago and Frisco, generations at war in the streets
Martin and Bobby, shot down for what they believed
Yes, once through the sixties was more than enough for me
Yes, once through the sixties was more than enough for me

© 1997, 2017 Raymond F. Ducharme (BMI)/Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP)
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released March 9, 2017
Song written by Ray Ducharme and Rick Paul. Performed, produced, mixed, and mastered by Rick Paul. Public domain cover photographs by Albert R. Simpson (Department of Defence), Abbie Rowe (White House), and Cecil Stoughton (White House). Cover artwork by Rick Paul.

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Rick Paul Laguna Hills, California

Rick Paul's songs combine memorable pop/rock and country melodies with mature, often thought provoking, lyrics on life and love. His singing has drawn comparisons to Dan Hill, Randy Newman, and Neil Young, while his piano playing is most frequently compared to Rick’s biggest musical influence, Elton John. Rick performs frequently in Orange County, California. ... more

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