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(Phil Vassar/Tim Nichols)

I went back in time today a box I thought
I'd thrown away
Had fallen off the basement shelf,
I tripped and almost hurt myself
Scattered there across the floor
A New Year's Eve hat from '94
Ticket stubs to Billy Joel and pictures
From the Sugar Bowl
Some of these souvenirs I remember
Mostly I don't
It's funny how time reduces a keepsake
To a footnote

The wheres and the whens that meant
So much then
Have gracefully moved along
My memory had mercy on me and let me go on
Considering everything you meant I thought
I never would forget

Here's us dancing on your birthday
July 29th or 28th
The song was "Always and Forever,"
I'm not sure but I remember
That's the night we first made love
The passion captured both of us
It held us, then it set us free,
This is all that's left of you and me
A cardboard treasure chest with a diary
Of two lovers
Now it's a dusty old box no different
From the others

The wheres and the whens that meant
So much then
Have gracefully moved along
My memory had mercy on me and let me go on
Considering everything you meant I thought
I never would forget

My memory had mercy on me and let me go on
Considering everything you meant I thought
I never would forget



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