Call me crazy…but I think this song foreshadowed my parents divorce! My mom used to play this all the time while we were riding home from school, except she would sub in “where have all the black men gone” during the chorus. At that moment I just thought my mom was a stellar lyricist…but now that I’m older, I think she was subconsciously complaining about my dad.
But I could be totally wrong. In any event, this is one of the songs that I happen to be conditioned to love from childhood.