Van Halen - Where Have All The Good Times Gone! Lyrics




All my life I've never stopped to worry about a thing,
Open up and shout it out, an' never try to sing,
Wondering if I've done it wrong,
Will this depression last for long?

Won't you tell me,
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Once we had an easy ride and always felt the same,
Time was on our side and we had everything to gain,
This could be like yesterday,
Is that me with your happy days?

Ma and pa look back on all the things they used to do,
Never had no money and they always told the truth,
Daddy didn't need no little toys,
Mommy didn't need no little boys.

Won't you tell me,
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Ow!

Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play,
Ah but then let's face it, things are easier today,
Yes you need some bringing down,
Get your feet back on the ground.

Won't you tell me,
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?





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  1. Clark Ramos

    One of my old time favorites

  2. heresthadude1080

    Where the fuck has Mickey gone?

  3. Apart from food, you're my favourite!

    This is a great song. Now, remind me why didn't it become a hit?

  4. Paul-E G'z

    VH.. the only band who took kinks songs and made them sound only about a million times better than the original

  5. Koichi Hirose

    This makes me wanna change my gender for no reason

  6. Mike Michalkiewicz

    Love this album. Glad I saw them in 1980 when I was 14!

  7. Toma Bedalov

    Koga je dovela Azra i Zadovljština ovdje?

  8. Manny Badabing

    Killer cover.

  9. Manny Badabing

    Oooofffff.....💪🤘😡

  10. John Howard

    David Lee just can't sing. Without Michael Anthony they would have been rather pedestrian on the vocal end.

  11. 『No Life』

    Guys diver drive just commited *underwater hit and run*

  12. Gregg McKenzie

    Frankly TERRIBLE!

  13. Glenn Hertel

    Well Game over, so I do not cause any problems. Unless Necessary Radio Silence. Switch Gears Failed Plan.

  14. Glenn Hertel

    Taco, I called the Attorney, After we do not have any thing in writing, well neither do, well you know.

  15. Lisa Hudson

    #Maga2020

  16. Kick Gum

    I like how diver down's ability is to go inside objects and people even tho that literally every other stand can do that

  17. Jen Bilbrey

    Take me back to Austin Texas in the 80s

  18. Bipbop66

    Nothing brought me here....I'm a VH fan!

  19. ezrhino100

    This makes way more sense in 2019. Anyone with me?

    Billy T.

    About the way I feel about it. Where have they gone?

    Teresa Thomley

    No shit.

    31ken Abele

    Fraid so !!!

  20. Anarchangel

    Diver Down... 'dives' into the body.

  21. MJS376

    I was just looking through my playlist and realized how many great Van Halen songs there are, and I haven't even covered all the bases.

  22. Robert Brors

    Laid back heavy not only eddie hear to ALEX...

  23. Robert Brors

    I simply love it - I was young then cool....

  24. dave piercy

    great album

  25. jean-pierre straub

    what's that swindle ?! 5 covers, 3 short tracks that are only intros and 4 real new songs. Booh !!!

  26. Astro Wagon

    YEP.....the end of the 80's was the end of all the good tunes, good time, good everything !!!

  27. 식은고기

    This Ain't Disney

  28. cheung wai yin

    i predict in 2 years this comment section will be filled with jojo fans talking about the stand diver down

  29. OwO Whats this

    Annasui?

  30. Nando Safran59

    Strange but this is my favourite vh's song and it is included in their worst album (those with David)

    Kennedy Crevoiserat

    I like them all but this one has been growing on me. The album I mean

    Nando Safran59

    Yeah I sort of understand you it has been happening to me with other groups

  31. Anarchangel

    DAIBA DAUN

  32. CamCommand

    Wait. This shit ain't Mickey!

  33. Kennedy Crevoiserat

    All my life I've never stopped to worry `bout a thing,
    Open up and shout it out, an' never try to sing,
    Wondering if I've done it wrong,
    Will this depression last for long, wont you tell me,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Once we had an easy ride and always felt the same,
    Time was on our side and we had everything to gain,
    This could be like yesterday,
    Is this me with your happy days,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Ma and pa look back on all the things they used to do,
    Never had no money and they always told the truth,
    Daddy didn't need no little toys,
    Mommy didn't need no little boys, wont you tell me,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Ow!
    Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play,
    Ah but then lets face it, things are easier today,
    Yes you need some bringing down,
    Get your feet back on the ground,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.

  34. nineball26

    had a shirt a friend swapped me at the bite of Seattle circa like 1985, Bob Gutierrez.. it had all the marine dive buoy flags on it, many diver down flags, randomly littered all over the shirt.. a ncie surf green button up.. however the shirt was trick.. when it got wet it had a Bathymetric map that would reveal in white.. Bathametric is the opposite of a Topgraphical map, or topo is land batha is oceans and marine, the land contour under the waters and islands stuff like that reefs and so forth..the map was of the Puget Sound and Orcus Islands all the way up to Candaduh... WAY COOL

    you could only see the maps white contour lines and islands and what not when it was wet, when the shirt dried you couldn't see them, not sure what that technique was called but the shirt I still have, still fits a lil tighter but yea Bob I still have it, Miss ya Brother

    there is an X on the spot as in a treasure map but I never went there yet???

    hmm... Diver Down? :-)



    ....

  35. nineball26

    WHHOOOOOOO WHOO!!!

  36. Bill Jordan

    Sorry Sammy don't compare to Dave's Part of van halen!!!!!!!!

  37. Joseph Babica

    HOW BOUT IT! GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT GETTIN OLD! 💨💩💨💩💨💩😨

  38. Lee Rocheleau

    The kinks!

  39. Tino Tse

    Great Album 1982

  40. Iplay Pearldrums

    The wash of cymbals fills in between Ed's guitar and the bass etc. THOSE PAISTES!!!! Today's stuff is soooo depressing.....(c)rap etc...

  41. PACKR4T

    when you switch genders without testosterone

  42. Hugh Sumner

    Wasted words

  43. Hugh Sumner

    Your ancestors paved your easy way.its gone.imagine that.

  44. Hugh Sumner

    Destroy western culture and your good evaporates.we stand on the shoulders of Giants.

  45. John Thomas

    'Welcome to 2019' theme song..

  46. Glenn Hertel

    Were have all the Good Ti,mes Gone?

  47. eric horvitz

    YOUTUBE homeless mans rock song

  48. Glenn Hertel

    Where have all the good times gone.

  49. Larry Sroka

    Pretty good cover.

  50. [Enigmatic] Bossu

    Best Jobro in Stone Ocean.

  51. David Kramer

    All my life I've never stopped to worry `bout a thing,
    Open up and shout it out, an' never try to sing,
    Wondering if I've done it wrong,
    Will this depression last for long, wont you tell me,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Once we had an easy ride and always felt the same,
    Time was on our side and we had everything to gain,
    This could be like yesterday,
    Is this me with your happy days,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Ma and pa look back on all the things they used to do,
    Never had no money and they always told the truth,
    Daddy didn't need no little toys,
    Mommy didn't need no little boys, wont you tell me,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Ow!
    Yesterday was such an easy game for you to play,
    Ah but then lets face it, things are easier today,
    Yes you need some bringing down,
    Get your feet back on the ground,
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.
    Where have all the good times gone.

  52. Jim12101

    Thanks for uploading this awesome song!

  53. beatleme2

    Where Have All The Good Times Gone?...todays generation has No fun

  54. Punlshed Snake

    FUCK'S SAKE! IF THERE'S NO MICKEY, THIS SHIT AIN'T DISNEY!

    [Enigmatic] Bossu

    Such a great character.

  55. Mike Smith

    Thanks Van Halen I feel better

  56. Mao Danz

    Cruising around sat night with this on or being at a party wow im old now this was a great album !still is !

  57. Pablo Jose

    great remake!

  58. southern hot mess

    The good ole days....well this is when van Halen was true Van Halen....damn good song

  59. Hector Luna

    hello' hello' start a marathon

  60. Coom Cood

    If there's no mickey...

  61. Clapkrieg

    [Diver Down]

  62. Jeff Russell

    Ray Davies of the Kinks wrote this and recorded it first.

  63. Jimmy Jennings

    Eddie could play any cover and make it sound bad ass

  64. Jimmy C

    I saw the Diver Down tour in Birmingham Alabama 83 I think it was.They freakin brought the roof down

  65. Robert Turinia

    the labor hall in Malibu name it The Spewing Turnip

  66. JOHN JACKSON

    AWESOME BAND THEN AND NOW. ROCK ON VAN HALEN.2019.

  67. Ler Tutelo

    They went up davids nose!

  68. Colleen Lally-ross

    This song cranked up on boyfriends alpine stereo in his red trans am!! F*ok me those were good times!

  69. Pet

    long time i can not hear this song

  70. Eddie George

    This song reminds me of Ensanada Mexico surfing! Baby boomers will have the best time ever! Sorry for the rest of you. We lived a great time In history!

  71. Russell Sharpe

    Great cover of this song originally sung by Argent

  72. Jeff Schamel

    Wow - this song came out 2 years after Shooting Stars’ “Tonight” - they are nearly identical riff and drum - coincidence?

  73. Tommy jones

    Try vodka and Halen

  74. Erik Lindhurst

    VAN HALEN makes everyone else's great songs even BETTER!

  75. swainson southern hot mess

    What can you say about these guys.....so much talent in one band in the best times of their lives that it broke them up, replaced by another hero in MUSIC, addiction, and then back to square one.....they weathered the storm and brought us some amazing music.

  76. Thecko

    this song makes me want to dive in

  77. rakistang pinoy

    came here for pretty woman but man this album is wicked...
    \m/...

  78. 69NOMAN69 noman

    makes me want to go build a car

  79. Seamus Jones

    Top 10 best cover songs...ever!! Johnny Cash owns top 5 slots..

  80. Atreides22222

    This song makes me want to break out of prison to go hunt down a gay priest to prevent him from destroying and resetting the Universe with his punchghost.

  81. DVincentW

    the time I had when this came out WERE good times.. well at least happy days..

  82. HinjuRock

    Some idiots say that David Lee Roth can't sing, but few rock vocalists can match the unique personality and huge amounts of expressiveness that he puts into his singing and phrasing - he brings this tune and every song he sings alive. If you want technically perfect singers with clean voices, listen to fucking opera, not rock music.

  83. Xennial Hipster

    Diver Down has a lot of throwaway fillers, but this is a gem buried on it that I wish more people knew about. Underrated VH song

    HinjuRock

    Back in the early 80's, rock radio played this song constantly. Then it pretty much got overlooked and forgotten.

  84. Scott White

    Daddy didn't need no little toys cause mommy didn't need no little boys...Classic DLR..

    HinjuRock

    No, classic Ray Davies ;)

  85. Eric Nichol

    i found it i found it ahhhh nuts where they go

  86. Ken Barrier

    I was in the bathroom at 12 years old and the newspaper was on the floor I looked down at the Target ad and there it was the Diver Down album (cassette) for if I remember $8.88, went and bought that weekend.

    HinjuRock

    I was 11 when this was released.

  87. Kaylim Z

    Gavin Mcinnes sent me here.

  88. Marshall Lancaster

    Miss those days in a red Pontiac with an old Sparkomatic, risking hearing loss with this cassette.

  89. Yoyo Benben

    Gavin McInnes brought me here

  90. Gage Crawley

    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure brought me here.

    Seamus Burke

    "Eruption" is Eddie's stand.

  91. Marusan Alves

    I love The Kinks!

  92. WWIIman1942

    I feel this album doesn't get the attention it deserves.

  93. Tudorinc

    I wonder the same thing as the title

  94. Gilbert Gonzales

    This VH I love old school. Yeah!!!!!!!😎😎😎

  95. Robert Yancey

    OUTSTANDING TUNE...WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE?!? LETS SEE...TRY THROWING YOUR LIFE IN REVERSE TO THE 60S AND 70S....😀😁😂🤣😃😄😅😆😊😎😎😎😎

  96. Michelle Case

    RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW : }

  97. gustavo algusto do nascimento

    Excelente banda ótimo álbum Boa música perfeita saudades desse tempo que não volta mais saudades

  98. Chris Drummond

    The best songs on this album are covers.