The Way We Were

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[C]Mem'r[Em]ies, light the [F]corners of my [Am]mind, [F]    
Misty [Em]water-colored [E7]mem'   [Am]ries   [F]    
of the [E7]way we [C]were. [Am]    [Dm7]    [G7]    

[C]Scattered [Em]pictures, of the [F]smiles we left be[Am]hind, [F]    
Smiles we [Em]gave to one [E7]anot   [Am]her, for the [F]way we [E7]were   [C].   [C7]    

[F]Can it be that it was [Em]all so [Dm7]simple then?
[Em]Or has time re[Em7]written every [A7]line?
[Dm]If we had the [Dm7]chance to [Em]do it all again,
Tell me, [Cmaj7]would we, [F]could we?[G7]    

[C]Mem'r[Em]ies, may be [F]beautiful and [Am]yet    [F]    
What's too [Em]painful to re-[E7]mem-   [Am]ber,   [F]    
We simply [E7]choose to for[Am]get. [F]    

So it's the [Em]laugh [F]ter, we will re[Em]mem   [F]ber  
Whenever we re-[Em]mem-   [Am]ber    [Dm7]    
The way we [C]were,[F]    
The [Fm]way we [C]were.[F]    [Cmaj7]    

Mem'ries, light the corners of my mind,
Misty water-colored mem'ries
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, could we?

Mem'ries, may be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to re-mem-ber,
We simply choose to forget.

So it's the laugh ter, we will remember
Whenever we re-mem-ber
The way we were,
The way we were.

Performer: Barbra Streisand