"There Was Magic, Then" as written by and Campbell....
When I was a girl, I dreamt of dancing
I dreamt of many things the heart could hold
I'd nurse my doll, would love and care for him
Would breathe life into him
For I believed
The world was grand with many precious things
Fine air, such precious things
It was my world
The wind would blow wild with imaginings
I was so happy in my little world

For the days were long in the summertime
With the sweetest taste in the summertime
There were secrets made in the summertime
There was magic...

Now I have grown and life is kind to me
I have some misery but don't we all?
Our path is so long that many lose their way
Longing with everyday for what went wrong?

For the days were long in the summertime
With the sweetest taste in the summertime
There were secrets made in the summertime
There was magic...

Below the sky, lost children find their way
Weaving through life's highway through joy, through pain
When summer has gone darkness can swallow you
And happy times once new
Will fade to grey
Yet, if my dreams were to all burn today
I wouldn't run away, call me a fool
For I believe
And if I never see
If it's denied to me, quite lost I'd say

Oh the days were long in the summertime
With the sweetest taste in the summertime
There were secrets made in the summertime
There was magic...
Oh the days were long in the summertime
With the sweetest taste in the summertime
There were secrets made in the summertime
There was magic


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    General CommentI think it's a song about how even when your life feels like it's full of troubles that drag you down, you can always recall happy summers of your past and feel warmed by the memories. When you're a kid, summer is the free zone, the land of no problems or responsibilities. Recalling that feeling almost makes things in the present feel okay again, because if magic was possible back then, it's possible that magic will happen again someday.
    delialon June 20, 2007   Link

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