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Boomer Anthems: Bob Seger Making Thunderbirds

Proving once again that if you want to improve on a great rock song, put a saxophone in it.

The big line moved one mile an hour
So loud it really hurt
The big line moved so loud it really hurt
Back in ’55 we were makin’ Thunderbirds

We filled conveyors
We met production
Foremen didn’t waste words
We met production
Foremen didn’t waste words
We were young and proud
We were makin’ Thunderbirds

We were makin’ Thunderbirds
We were makin’ Thunderbirds
They were long and low and sleek and fast
They were all you ever heard
Back in ’55 we were makin’ Thunderbirds

Now the years have flown and the plants have changed
And you’re lucky if you work
The big line moves but you’re lucky if you work
Back in ’55 we were makin’ Thunderbirds

We were makin’ Thunderbirds
We were makin’ Thunderbirds
They were long and low and sleek and fast
They were classic in a word
Back in ’55 we were makin’ Thunderbirds

We were young and proud
We were makin’ Thunderbirds
We were young and sure
We were makin’ Thunderbirds

Bonus Feature: Contemplating the Loss of the T-Bird

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