"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 CommentYeah, I agree...though a lot fo stuff comes from experience and Green Day were pretty young when the first recorded. (actually, Billie Joe was only 12 years old when he sang and recorded "Why Do You Want Him") but I think the band were in their late teens when they recorded 1,039 SOSH. However, BJ is very happy with his marriage and family life, so newer songs are being a little more optimistic.
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link

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