"I Was There" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
Looking back upon my life
And the places that I've been
Pictures, faces, girls I've loved
I try to remember when
Faded memories on the wall
Some names I have forgotten
But each one is a memory I
Look back on so often

[Chorus x2]
I look into the past
I want to make it last
I was there

Looking back what I have done
There's lots more life to live
At times I feel overwhelmed
I question what I can give
But I don't let it get me down
Or cause me too much sorrow
There's no doubt about who I am
I always have tomorrow

[Chorus x2]

Looking back upon my life
Faded memories on the wall
Looking now at who I am
I don't let it get me down

Looking back upon my life
And the places that I've been
Pictures, faces, girls I've loved
I try to remember when
But I don't let it get me down
Or cause me too much sorrow
There's no doubt about who I am
I always have tomorrow

[Chorus x2]


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"I Was There" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentIs about looking to the past, and holding on to the memories... I like thinking where you had been, what you had done. Is like afereating to the past, I totally relate to this song... you want to turn back time and live again... but sometimes you need of the memories to find out who you are. Is a bit ironic... just as life.
    punker girlon July 07, 2003   Link

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