Weird Al Yankovic - Good Old Days Lyrics



Oh some times I think back to when I was younger
Life was so much simpler then
Dad would be up at dawn
He'd be watering the lawn
Or maybe going fishing again

Oh and mom would be fixing up something in the kitchen
Fresh biscuits or hot apple pie
And I'd spend all day long in the basement
Torturing rats with a hack-saw
And pulling the wings off of flies

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

I can still remember good old Mr. Fender
Who ran the corner grocery store
Oh, he'd strolled down the aisle with a big friendly smile
And he'd say "Howdy" when you walked in the door

Always treated me nice, gave me kindly advice
I don't know why I set fire to his place
Oh I'll never forget the day I bashed in his head
Well you should've seen the look on his face

Let me tell ya now

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

Do you remember sweet Michelle
She was my high school romance
She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
So I took her to the homecoming dance

Then I tied her to a chair and I shaved off all her hair
And I left her in the desert all alone
Well sometimes in my dreams
I can still hear the screams
Oh I wonder if she ever made it home

I tell ya

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

Let me tell ya buddy

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days




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Weird Al Yankovic Good Old Days Comments
  1. Jeff Karnell

    Good old Mr Fender. May you RIP.

  2. Jackson Jack

    Whats the original song? Christopher Cross or something

  3. Drone Junkie Qc

    My favourite AlYank song and twister 🌪
    😮💯🤘
    Oh ya and Melanie is killer too 1,2,3

  4. Cornbread Oracle

    Is this a James Taylor style parody?

  5. Nathan Clouse

    Oh sometimes I think back to when I was younger
    Life was so much simpler then
    Dad would be up at dawn
    He’d be watering the lawn
    Or maybe going fishing again

    Oh and mom would be fixing up something in the kitchen
    Fresh biscuits or hot apple pie
    And I’d spend all day long in the basement
    Torturing rats with a hacksaw
    And pulling the wings off of flies

    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    I can still remember good old Mr. Fender
    Who ran the corner grocery store
    Oh, he strolled down the aisle with a big friendly smile
    And he’d say “Howdy” when you walked in the door

    Always treated me nice, gave me kindly advice
    I don’t know why I set fire to his place
    Oh I’ll never forget the day I bashed in his head
    Well you should’ve seen the look on his face

    Let me tell ya now
    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    Do you remember sweet Michelle
    She was my high school romance
    She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
    So I took her to the homecoming dance

    Then I tied her to a chair and I shaved off all her hair
    And I left her in the desert all alone
    Well sometimes in my dreams
    I can still hear the screams
    Oh I wonder if she ever made it home

    I tell ya
    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    Let me tell ya buddy
    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

  6. Replayability

    Favorite song of the black hats.

  7. Rom_11_TheGuy

    very nice :)

  8. Eak 2552

    This is the song I play when my friends let put on a song

  9. Stephen Lamp

    Weird Al's original songs will live on long after people have forgotten the songs he parodied.

  10. Johnlindsey289

    Funny fucked up song from a psycho's point of view

  11. D.CMill

    *Only 14 comments?!?*

  12. Sonic 1216

    Mawwige is what bwings us hewe towday
    Love. Twue Love.
    (I Hope You Guys Know What I'm Referencing)

    Kory St. Aoro

    Princess Bride one of my all time favorite films:)

  13. mcmeans36

    me and my brother used 2 laugh at the part, "...the day I bashed in his head,well you shoulda seen the look on his face." and my mom told us that means he was killed - and that just made us laugh even harder :)

  14. - Buehmann

    This reminds me of my childhood.

    Just kidding of course.

    I love the last verse.

  15. Jeffrey McCarty

    Those were the good old days

  16. Dom the Bomb

    I love how it goes from simple childhoods to killing the grocer

    Trantor The Troll

    PRETTY SURE it went dark fairly soon.... you know, Torturing rats with a Hacksaw?

    Diane Berg

    You didn’t?

    Jeff Karnell

    poor Mr Fender, always treating people nice and giving kindly advice

  17. Kory St. Aoro

    it amazing song but twisted

  18. Brandon Tuttle

    One of my favorite Weird Al originals.

  19. Gizmo Gaming & More

    makes me think of when I would play with slugs with my cousin and stuff like that when I was little

  20. Weird Al Yankovic Countdowns AND MORE

    Such a lovely song.

    Weird Al Yankovic Countdowns AND MORE

    Reminds me of the first dance I ever went to.

    Gizmo Gaming & More

    Weird Al Yankovic Countdowns AND MORE yeah

    eljolto 2

    @Weird Al Yankovic Countdowns AND MORE aww :,)

    TimBurVlogs

    Reminds me of when I got my first hacksaw.