"Those Were The Days" as written by and Charles/adams Strouse....
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 lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la,
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

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 at one another and we'd say


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


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


Lyrics submitted by richie

"Those Were the Days" as written by Gene Raskin

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    General CommentNostalgia...There's still a chance to see people we've lost for years. Friendship has no age.
    Godeyeson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more about that she has been drinking away all her life at tyhe tavern, when she was younger she dreamt of things to do, now in the end she never done them, she just kept drinking.
    I have always thought of this song as a sad song, that she regrets her life but these days I think that she aint dissapointed, the memories she has from her youth in the tavern is enough.

    This is one song that is going to be played at my funeral :)
    goetheon May 04, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI despise this song. there are not enough words in the English langauge, or any others, to expess how horrid this song is. I remember as a kid, my sister got mad at me when I litterally ripped this record off the turntable and flung it acorss the roon, shattering it to peices. I hated it then, and I hate it even more now.
    AZKNIGHTon February 09, 2013   Link

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