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Jason Aldean - Are the Good Times Really Over (Merle Haggard Tribute) (WATCH)

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In 2014, Jason Aldean contributed his incredible voice to the album ‘Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard’. While he sang two songs on the record, one is especially close to his heart. The other artists on the album, who include Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, and Luke Bryan, each lent their voice to singing Merle's classics. Jason, who sand ‘Going Where the Lonely Go’ and ‘Are the Good Times Really Over', admitted that even he felt very emotional recording 'Are the Good Times'.

"It was always just one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs," Aldean recalls, "My dad was a big Merle Haggard fan, and I just remember him playing this song a lot as a kid."

And classic country fans can rest assured, because Jason's sparse, stripped-down recording lends itself beautifully to this Merle track without cheapening its integrity.

Listen below and see how you feel.

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"Are The Good Times Really Over"
(by Merle Haggard)

I wish a buck was still silver
It was back when the country was strong
Back before Elvis
Before the Vietnam war came along

Before The Beatles and 'Yesterday'
When a man could still work, still would
The best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good?

Are we rolling down hill
Like a snowball headed for Hell?
With no kind of chance
For the Flag or the Liberty Bell

Wish a Ford and a Chevy
Could still last ten years, like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good?

I wish Coke was still Cola
And a joint was a bad place to be
It was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV

Before microwave ovens
When a girl could still cook and still would
The best of the free life behind us now
Are the good times really over for good?

Are we rolling down hill
Like a snowball headed for Hell?
With no kind of chance
For the Flag or the Liberty Bell

Wish a Ford and a Chevy
Could still last ten years, like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us now?
Are the good times really over for good?

Stop rolling down hill
Like a snowball headed for Hell
Stand up for the Flag
And let's all ring the Liberty Bell

Let's make a Ford and a Chevy
Still last ten years like they should
The best of the free life is still yet to come
The good times ain't over for good
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