Rocky burned up the movie screen, and I was turnin' seventeen Tie-dyed shirts and Levis jeans, lookin' cool at the Dairy Queen Tryin' to impress a young woman in her Sunday dress
[Chorus] And that was 1976, didn't know who I was yet A pretty little blonde haired girl stole my heart and changed my world Two kids and a moonlit sky, a little love on a Friday night Built a fire that just wont quit, that was 1976
My high school days I packed away, set my sights on a bigger stage Jimmy Carter moved to DC, a Georgia boy just like me, Life seemed easy, nothin' much that we needed
Eight track tapes were still in style and Elvis was still alive Wonder Woman sure looked fine, Bionic Man was still Prime Time And that girl I liked, we kept on tryin' 'till we got it right
Yeah, that was 1976, didn't know who we were yet Built a fire that just wont quit and that was 1976 We built a fire that just wont quit, that was 1976.