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The Statler Brothers: The Class of '57 Had Its Dreams Meaning

Song Released: 1972


The Class of '57 Had Its Dreams Lyrics

Tommy's selling used cars, Nancy's fixing hair,
Harvey runs a grocery store and Margaret doesn't care.
Jerry drives a truck for Sears and Charlotte's on the make,
And Paul sells life insurance and part time real estate.

Helen is a hostess,...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2019 report

    It is my song too. My high school class is 1957, We have used the song many times over the years for our reunions.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2014 report

    The Class of 57 by the Statler Brothers is about growing up. In school they, young and naive, believe their generation is going to be the one to change things and make a difference.

    The viewpoint of the song is looking back through those dreams 20 years post-graduation. Time and the cold hard facts of reality have made it apparent that they have and will not change anything. Rather they're just living very average existences, much like the generations preceding. None of them have improved society or changed things, rather they have pedestrian occupations like doing hair, selling insurance, working for Ford, etc.

    An older, yet timeless song. I think anyone a few decades past graduation can listen to this song and relate.


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