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The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Barbra Streisand
The Way We Were

Song Meaning and Background of The Way We Were by Barbra StreisandT

he Way We Were is a song by Barbra Streisand that was the title track of her movie of the same name. The movie was directed by Sydney Pollack and starred Streisand and Robert Redford.

It tells the story of a couple that falls in love despite their differences. The song has a beautiful melody and lyrics, and it is a popular choice for weddings and other celebrations.

When it comes to romantic songs, this one is hard to beat. The song is beautifully written and features an incredible performance by Barbra Streisand. It is a classic that will always be loved by music lovers.

The song talks about a past romance that is full of memories. It is a heartwarming song that will make you cry.

Lyrics of The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand


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 re-written 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 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...

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Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch


Marty Paich



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