Those were the days!
Once upon a time there was a tavern, where we used to raise a glass or two. Remember how we laughed away the hours, and dreamed of all the great things we would do. (Chorus) Those were the days, my friend We thought they'd never end, we'd sing and dance, forever and a day. We'd live the life we'd choose we'd fight and never loose for we were young, and sure to have our way La la la la, la la la la la la la Those were the days, Oh yes those were the days! Then the busy years went rushing by us. We lost our starry notions on the way. If by chance I'd see you in the tavern, we'd smile at one another and we'd say... (Chorus) Those were... Just tonight I stood before the tavern, Nothing seemed the way it used to be In the glass I saw a strange reflection Was that lonely person really me? (Chorus) Those were... Through the door there came familiar laughter I saw your face and heard you call my name Oh my friend we're older but no wiser for in our hearts the dreams are still the same... (Chorus) Those were...