Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end, 0 we'd sing and dance forever and a day; We'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never loose for we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la la la 0 la la la la la la 0 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)
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 woman really me? (chorus)
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)