We Had Flower Power
Rousing the sleeping flower of peace.
We Had Flower Power Now that our peace and love days have gone by It’s time to look back, it’s time to realize That some of our causes lived some of them died When we were still young with passionate lives Cause when we were young we grew up in a nation That fought a cold war, put a man on the moon We loved when the “who” sang “my generation” We had flower power when we were young. Those were the days when the headlines were screamin About freedom riders and one who was dreamin Out on the balcony he was just standing When they shot the man who had a dream. Cause when we were young we repealed segregation Fought the cold war, put a man on the moon It was also the age of women’s liberation They had flower power when we were young. Back then we said that these days will have meaning In our bomb shelter till the all clear was ringing While the folkies and even some rock bands were singing Songs full of social and political change Cause when we were young we marched on the government Fought the cold war, put a man on the moon Our protests were valid but not always innocent We used flower power when we were young. They made a show on heroes of the sixties Some tried to get rich and some tried to fix things Some wanted free love but they always paid something Even in those days most things had a price When we were young we all loved rock and roll Fought the cold war, put a man on the moon We dug from the roots of country and soul And got flower power when we were young. When we were young we thought we’d live forever Put an end to war and a man on mars We thought we’d have time for all our endeavors We had flower power when we were young. We had flower power when we were young.
Genre: Americana, Alt Country
Mood: reflective, loving, anti-war
Instruments: guitar, mandolin, bass, drum, tambourine, shaker