“The Way We Were” – performed by Barbra Streisand
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, could 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.
The way we were.
The song “The Way We Were” was performed by Barbra Streisand and the lyrics were written by Michelle Lewis. The lines of the song are very simple but they have deep emotional connections to people who have lost their partners, husbands, or wives. Just like funeral poems, this is one of those pieces that can move you to tears.
The song talks about the difference between the past and the present. In the past, you live as if there are no worries and you always look forward for tomorrow. But in the present when your partner is gone, you look back in the past and treasure all of those memories with him or her because you know that those memories are the only things that you will be able to carry with you in your life.
As people look back on the memories with their loved ones, all of the good memoirs are keep in their hearts while those unpleasant experiences are forgotten. And this is because you want to remember your loved ones at their best and not at their worst. Now that you have come to realize that death has physically separated you both from each other, you simply close your eyes and remember all of those good memories. They might not happen again, but you should be thankful they even happened.