The Way We Were

Album: The Way We Were soundtrack (1973)
Charted: 31 1
  • Mem'ries light the corners of my mind
    Misty water-colored mem'ries 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

    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 wereWriter/s: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 20th 1975, "The Way We Were/Try to Remember" by Gladys Knight and the Pips entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; fourteen weeks later on July 27th, 1975 it peaked at #11 {for 1 week} and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2* {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    * The week it was at #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, the #1 record for that week was "Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High)" by Charlie Rich.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhIncredible lyrics, incredible music, incredible vocals. The combination makes for an amazing song that'll tug at your heartstrings every time you hear it. Who doesn't want to forget the pain and remember the laughter? Superb, all around.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 2nd, 1973 "The Way We Were" reached #1, it stayed there for one week, then "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra moved into the #1 spot. But a week later "The Way We Were" reclaimed the top spot for the next two weeks!!!
  • Karen from Manchester, NhAlthough I love this version, one that I love is from the opening of "Fame" - the auditions. The dramatic reading of it, the mother crying and snapping pictures...it's what I picture every time I hear it...and laugh...
  • Farrah from Elon, NcI once had a friend who said she used this song in her wedding(I think she married around th time this song was a hit). It's the best song Barbra Streisand ever recorded.
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