I had no idea this was an anti-war song. I like it even better now! ~Sherrie
I have been grumpy, depressed, and out of sorts for days now, so for tonight’s music selection I went looking for something fun … no other criteria … no need for a song of social conscience, a song about love or lost love … just something to make the toes tap and lift the spirits, if only for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. This one, an oldie from my youth, came to mind and I settled on it, thinking of it as a fun song. Little did I know the meaning behind the song 🙄
Released in 1966, this was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, a songwriting team who came up with many songs for the Monkees. They also wrote songs for Chubby Checker and Jay & the Americans.
Boyce and Hart wrote this as a protest to the Vietnam War. They had to keep this quiet in…
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