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Boomer Anthems: “Makin’ Thunderbirds”

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

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  • Bunny June 28, 2017, 8:44 AM

    It’s not Boomer, but I like it better:
    Don’t gimme no Buick
    Son you must take my word
    If there’s a God in heaven
    He’s got a Silver Thunderbird
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1-JZFxpuEnw

  • Casey Klahn June 28, 2017, 10:42 AM

    Sweet new Wordpress format, Gerard. Clean and easy on the eyes. I’m here to read.

  • pbird June 28, 2017, 11:23 AM
  • waltj June 28, 2017, 12:29 PM

    This is more properly my dad’s song than mine. He made T-Birds at the Wixom Assembly Plant from the late 1950s until Ford moved production to another factory sometime around 1963-64. Then it was all Lincolns all the time until he retired in the 1970s. I always liked Seger, though.