(Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Recently it all came back to me
    Somebody promised us roses
    We slid by for awhile on dreams
    But today I see what's only a memory
    Of a decade ago that vanished from sight
    With the speed of a shooting star
    Leaving you, leaving me, where we are...

    Well, you could say we sailed on stormy seas
    Or you could say that we failed
    Like seven out of ten in our neighborhood
    But I prefer remembering the way we were
    When we both thought the other had hung the moon
    'Cause all too soon came the troubled times
    And the broken rhymes so hard to define 'til recently

    Oh, I could have tried for a thousand years
    Through the long and winding night
    Could have cried another million tears
    It would never come out right

    And recently the product of all our years
    Dressed in a navy blue blazer
    Headed for a first class school in the east
    And I'd like to say he's hardly a failure now
    And neither are you on the second time around
    With a wife and a family
    And the roses that lately arrived in the new baby's eyes
    So recently

    © 1987 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)

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