Those Where The Days
| (Gene Raskin)
1. Once upon a time there was a tavern
where we used to raise a glass or two.
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
and dreamed of all the great things we would do
Those were the days, my friend,
we thought they'd never end,
we'd sing and dance forever and a day.
We'd live the life we choose,
we'd fight and never loose,
for we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la la la, la la la la la la,
Those were the days, oh, yes, those were the days.
2. Then the busy years went rushing by us,
we lost our starry notions on the way.
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern,
we'd smile to one another and we'd say:
3. Just tonight I stood before the tavern.
Nothing seemed the way it used to be.
In the glass I saw a strange reflection,
was that lonely woman really me?
4. Through the door there came familiar laughter.
I saw your face and heard you call my name.
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser,
for in our hearts the dreams are still the same.