Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Way We Were

"The Way We Were" is the title song to the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. The song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) and Marvin Hamlisch (music) and performed by Streisand. It won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and also made AFI's list of Top 100 Songs from Film; it was ranked number eight.

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
Songwriters: LEWIS, MICHELLE
Sung by Barbra Streisand 


  1. Barbra Streisand has a lovely voice and did a beautiful job with this song...really enjoyed it...thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. The thing I like about the most is that Barbra sounds so vulnerable in this song. There is a breaking point in this song where the voice, so strong sometimes just nearly breaks.

      There is only one singer alive that can do so. Miss Streisand.

      Thank you for you comment,


  2. Yes, I can hear it. She has so beautifull expresion.

    Last week, I read the review of Cohen's new album, which you talked about here on your blog, Han.
    And it got 4 points out of 5.

    It was well done.


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