„The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song.
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn.
Another pleasant valley Sunday.
Charcoal burning everywhere.
Rows of houses that are all the same.
And no one seems to care.“

—  Carole King, Song lyrics, Singles, Pleasant Valley Sunday (1967), co-written with Gerry Goffin, recorded by The Monkees
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