73 Keep It Beautiful

by bgm

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written and recorded by bgm in a tiny room in Toronto

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can you get nostalgia from a license plate
or the dull brown fender of a Cutlass
or an Eighty-Eight

so many ways to feel
beside an Oldsmobile
squinting in the sun driveway's still gravel
southern Ontario
and on the stereo
blue 8-track of the Beatles
and at school we got needles
no one mentioned the needles
it's like they didn't know

open-concept classroom
brutal architecture
the only fun on sunday was a movie
or the Science Centre

so many ways to feel
beside an Oldsmobile
squinting in the sun driveway's still gravel
southern Ontario
and on the stereo
blue 8-track of the Beatles
and at school we got needles
no one mentioned the needles
it's like they didn't know

and even now I'm thinking
73 Keep It Beautiful
we kept it beautiful
for a while
just a while

so many ways to feel
your father's Oldsmobile
squinting in the sun driveway's still gravel
yellow and plastic and shiny and fantastic
am/fm dial
southern Ontario
and on the stereo
blue 8-track of the Beatles
and at school we got needles
no one mentioned those needles
it's like they didn't know

©bgm 2022 SOCAN/ASCAP

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released December 2, 2022
Special thanks to Jon Upton at ontplates.com for providing pics of original old Ontario license plates so I could make a bgm one!

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