"As Time Goes By" as written by and Herman Hupfeld....
You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say, I love you
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs never out of date
Hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate
Woman needs man and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by


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"As Time Goes By" as written by Herman Hupfeld

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    General CommentNot to take anything from Frank Sinatra or many of the other folks that sang this song, but it's crucial to point out that Dooley Wilson's take on it, which is the version from "Casablanca," is the quintessential version. He delivered the song in a manner that it was meant to be delivered. Simply put, it was meant to be sung that way.

    As for it's meaning, I always thought it paralleled the movie's theme, which was one of sacrifice of love for greater causes (like saving the world).
    Seahawkfanon March 19, 2005   Link

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