The Way We Were

by: Barbra Streisand

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Mem'ries light the corners of my mind
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Misty water colored mem'ries
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Of the way we were
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Scattered  pictures of the smiles we left behind
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Smiles we gave to one another
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For the way we were

REFRAIN:
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Can it be that it was all so simple then
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Or has time rewritten every line
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If we had the chance to do it all again
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Tell me, would we, could we?

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Mem'ries may be beautiful and yet
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What's too painful to remember
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We simply choose to forget

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So it's the laughter
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We will remember
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Whenever we remember
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The way we were