Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Because she is an idiot in love with a jerk/loser.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Is that why you’d root for their reunion?

  3. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, almost 4 years ago

    When I hear that song I always try too imagine that he was falsely accused. Other wise I have the same sentiments as @simpsonfan2

  4. Johnny Potseed

    Johnny Potseed said, almost 4 years ago

    »Now I’ve got to know what is and isn’t mine … »
    Well that’s theft, supposedly.
    And he didn’t have a government job.

  5. T Hicks

    T Hicks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Was he in jail? I was told the song was written during the Vietnam War, and he was being discharged/coming home after 3 years.

  6. artworksmetal

    artworksmetal GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    and I thought it went back to WWII

  7. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    Not for lack of awareness in most cases.

  8. thehag

    thehag said, almost 4 years ago

    Looked up the lyrics. It does indeed mention prison. Never liked the stupid song anyway……and now I need to sing my jingle buster so I can get on with the day in peace.

  9. Crandlemire

    Crandlemire said, almost 4 years ago

    @T Hicks

    It is about 3 years in the Army — 2 years when drafted and 1 year re-up! It’s not about jail.

  10. RussHeim

    RussHeim said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe the “three long years” was his hitch in the Army.

  11. Emlyn

    Emlyn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    According to them, everybody in prison is innocent.

  12. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, almost 4 years ago

    The girl that killed my wife in a car accident was sentenced to 3 years with hard labor with tough, but fair conditions of parole. I’m happy to say that she fulfilled the conditions of her sentence and has a good life from the last I heard.
    I only mention this to show that one can be in prison for 3 years doing things less than armed robbery or worse. Also, just because one serves time in prison does not mean that the person is a risk to family or society.

  13. Randy

    Randy said, almost 4 years ago

    Military might be a good explanation if not for:

    I’m really still in prison, and my love she holds the key
    A simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free

  14. Randy

    Randy said, almost 4 years ago

    The original story that inspired this song was about a Union soldier that had been released from a Confederate prison. It was originally a stage coach rather than a bus. The tree was in the town square, not in front of the house. So now you know.

  15. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, almost 4 years ago

    “The yellow ribbon— has long been a symbol of support for absent or missing loved ones. There are some who believe that the tradition of the yellow ribbon dates back as far as the Civil War era, when a yellow ribbon in a woman’s hair indicated that she was “taken” by a man who was absent due to service in the United States Army Cavalry. But research by professional folklorists has found no evidence to support that story. The Library of Congress itself traces the cultural ubiquity of this powerful symbol to the well-known song by Tony Orlando and Dawn: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree,” which topped the U.S. pop charts on this day in 1973."

    Library of Congress

    So no, it has nothing to do with prison.

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