"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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    I'm not exactly blown away by 1039, but I love this song. To pieces.

    Let's just put aside the artistic semantics for one moment; this song oozes with that energy they had in their early days. It's almost a child-like energy, whereas American Idiot for example has a more mature, political energy to it. But whenever I listen to their older stuff, particularly their thoughts on the past and future (Android comes to mind), I can just imagine BJA and MD rocking it as a couple of tearaway teens in some dingy backstreet location.

    Oh, to be nostalgic.
    DookieRookieon February 21, 2014   Link

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