THE WAY WE WERE
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Mem'ries
Light the corners of my mind,
Misty watercolor mem'ries,
Of the way we were.
Scattered pictures
Of the smiles we left behind,
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were.

Can it be
That it was all so simple then,
Or has time rewritten ev'ry line?
If we had the chance
To do it all again,
Tell me would we? Could we?

Mem'ries
May be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.
So it's the laughter
We will remember,
Whenever we remember
The way we were.

Every day was like
A gift of flowers,
Ribbon-wrapped
And waiting to be seen.
Eagerly we opened all the hours
Then what happened Šhappened.

Mem'ries
May be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.
So it's the laughter
We will remember,
Whenever we remember
The way we wereŠ.
The way we were.

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