Can you remember the days when life was a cabaret?
The water - it was wetter
The food - it tasted better
And everything was cheaper
And people all believe in something rather than nothing
And your neighbours were so trusting
The music had more tune and
Men landed on the moon and
The king was doing his thing and making all the ladies swoon and
The Beatles sang together
We had such lovely weather
I wasn't born but it's so easy to remember

But my memory is cheating me
Its unreliability
Makes me believe were the king and queen
Of every page in history
And now I want my money back
But I left it too late and now I see
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be

Can you remember the time when the future was so fine
And rockets crossed the sky
And no-one ever died
And we had flying cars
And we took our holidays on Mars
Where the streets were cleaned by intelligent machines
I see it all so clearly
So colourful it feels so real in my mind
So why do I find
That the history I can see only existed on TV
And now we're living it
And it's not a bit
How I thought it would be?

Because my memory is cheating me
Its unreliability
Makes me believe we're the king and queen
Of every page in history
And now I want my money back
But I left it too late and now I see
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
My memory is cheating me

Can you remember the movie
Where everything came true
The only thing I see is a projected history
But even if your life's a story
In its finely scripted glory
You can take comfort in the fact
That you can make your own soundtrack

What happens when the movie ends?


Lyrics submitted by Scientician609

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