Fifty years after the fair
the picture I have is so clear
underneath the clouds in the air
rose the Trylon and the Perisphere
and that for me was the finest of scenes
that perfect world across the river in Queens

Fifty years after the fair
I drink from a different cup
but it does no good to compare
\'cause nothing ever measures up
I guess just for a second we thought
that all good things would rise to the top

[Chorus]
But how beautiful it was - \'tomorrow\'
we\'ll never have a day of sorrow
we got through the \'30\'s, but our belts were tight
we conceived of a future with no hope in sight
we\'ve got decades ahead of us to get it right
I swear - fifty years after the fair

Fifty years after the fair
I live in tomorrow town
even on a wing and a prayer
the future never came around
It hurts to even think of those days
the damage we do by the hopes that we raise

[Chorus]
But how beautiful it was - \'tomorrow\'
we'll never have a day of sorrow
we got through the '30's, but our belts were tight
we conceived of a future with no hope in sight
we've got decades ahead of us to get it right
I swear - fifty years after the fair


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    General CommentI always think of this song as possibly told from Aimee's grandfathers perspective. Maybe he talked about the '39 Worlds Fair (that was in New York), life in the 1930's and how things turned out okay over the years, despite having some tough times and sometimes no hope.
    Digi-Gon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOnce in love with Amy, always in love with Aimee ....
    sillybunnyon November 11, 2012   Link

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