Memories light the corners of my mind,
Misty water-colored memories 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 every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again,
Tell me, would 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.
Songwriters: Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Marvin Hamlisch
The Way We Were lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore