Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playground in my Mind

When this old world gets me down
And there's no love to be found
I close my eyes and soon I find
I'm in a playground in my mind
Where the children laugh and the children play
And we sing a song all day
"My name is Michael, I got a nickel
I got a nickel, shiny and new
I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy
That's what I'm gonna do"


See the little children
Living in a world that I left behind
Happy little children
In the playround in my mind

Oh the wonders that I find
In the playground in my mind
In a world that used to be
Close your eyes and follow me
Where the children laugh and the children play
And we sing a song all day
"My girl is Cindy
When we get married, we're gonna have a baby or two
We're gonna let them visit their grandma
That's what we're gonna do"
"My name is Cindy
When we get married, were gonna have a baby or two
We're gonna let them vist their grandma
That's what we're gonna do"


See the little children
See how they're playing so happy
In the playround in my mind
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
La la la la la la la

Children playing father and mother after they observed their parents. Like cook cook or play doctor and nurse, kids just want to imitate the adults not knowing how hard it is when confronted with the real world one day. But the pleasure of pretending and make believe is the joy of being young and innocent. Adults want to relive those moments obviously longing to be carefree again, even if in our minds.

The above is the lyrics of a popular song by Clint Holmes in the early 1970s that again help restore old memories. Those of you of my age group will find it familiar too. Here's a YouTube clip.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Peter,yes those days the songs were meaningful, serves as a reminder and jolts the memories.This one was one of my favourites.Take it easy Peter and live your life to the fullest,you only get 1 chance.fr al mal.

Peter Yew said...

Enjoying oldies is a fun way to pass time. Living in the present and planning for the future is equally fruitful. Striking a balance among all three create the fullness of happy living. Thanks for sharing. Peter.

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