That Shiny Wooden Box

Reads: 24  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about early radio programs

 

That Shiny Wooden Box

 

From that shiny wooden box

In the corner of the room,

Came the gentle glow of tubes

Like a lantern in the gloom,

That glow fell on the thirties

When our hearts were on the rocks,

Then it calmed the anxious forties

From that shiny wooden box.

 

That glow would live inside our minds

To warm our worlds a while,

While Benny, Burns and Allen

Never failed to make us smile,

We never saw The Shadow

But we knew he'd save the day,

'Cause our after-school heroes

Always chased the crooks away.

 

We'd find that inner sanctum door

And peek in through the crack,

Then tune in Sergeant Friday

As he analyzed the facts,

We made up all our scen'ry

As we galloped 'cross the West,

To see our Marshal Dillon

Pin that star upon his chest.

 

That wooden box would help us leave

Our troubled world behind,

As we traveled on its signal

Through the wonders of our mind.

 

From that shiny wooden box

In the corner of the room,

Came the gentle glow of tubes

Like a lantern in the gloom,

That glow fell on the thirties

When our hearts were on the rocks,

Then it calmed the anxious forties

From that shiny wooden box.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: October 24, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments: