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  1. Too Much TV Blues

From the recording Too Much TV Blues

Another “I’m gettin’ to be a crotchety old man” rant song, I guess.  Plus it gave me a chance to play around with the slide guitar . . . and have some fun by letting my grandchildren get in on the act     ;>)   
The filth, debauchery, total lack of civility and class in what passes for entertainment these days on the TV was unthinkable a few short years ago.  It took just over 200 years for enough amoral lawyers and unjust judges (POLITICIANS) to corrupt the original intent of the Constitution to give license to evil I’m sure the Founding Fathers never intended or conceived of.
Though I can’t back up the reference, I seem to remember hearing a message years ago, in which shortly before his death a famed preacher in the early 1950's called the new (at that time) invention of television “the devil’s big stick”. He apparently foresaw some of just what this new “technological wonder” was going to do to the masses.
 What we take into our minds through our eyes and ears has a great deal to do with what we become.  TV has become so commonplace and pernicious that there is no going back, at least in this life.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t tie this tune up with a hopeful message.  Just another addition to the voices crying in the wilderness at this point . . . . just looking back and singin’ the blues . . . .
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Lyrics

Too Much TV Blues
( R. P. Maddox © - 2014)                          
 
Now Francis was a jackass and Arnold was a hog
Beaver was a Cleaver and Lassie was a dog
They used to come and visit me on my black and white TV
But momma never worried ‘bout the things they said or things that I might see
 
Today the world’s so different – nobody seems to care
Young minds grow up corrupted from this garbage on the air
The values I grew up with – they tell me now they’re over-rated . . .
Now it’s murder, sex, and violence – all kinds of sick temptation celebrated
 
Francis was a jackass  - Arnold was a hog
Beaver was a Cleaver and Lassie was a dog
They used to come and visit me on my black and white TV
But momma never worried ‘bout the things they said or things that I might see
No, my momma never worried ‘bout the things they said or things that I might see
I ain't telling no lies - I'm just here to testify
 
 
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