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Mmm. Mmm.
Memories, light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories of the way we were.
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we give to one another
For the way we were.
Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me would we? Could we?
Memories, 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.



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    It about remembering a love that so hard, so true , and so easy to begin and demonstrate yet so difficult to maintain and nourish. A love that could not be sustained but never to be forgotten.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    The most beautiful and meaningful song ever
    recorded. It brings back all memories both the sad and wonderful memories of a relationship. I cry for your absence and always love you for the rest of my life
  • U
    UnregisteredOct 18, 2011 at 2:57 am
    First of all id like 2 say im a huge barbra streisand fan and probably her youngest fan cuz im 12 now my interpretation of the song is that she got a devorce with with her husband and she misses him and the good times they had and how easy life was wen they were kids she misses the way they were and misses she could go back to wen they were happy

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