Times Of Your Life

Album: Times Of Your Life (1975)
Charted: 7
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  • Good morning, yesterday
    You wake up and time has slipped away
    And suddenly it's hard to find
    The memories you left behind
    Remember, do you remember?

    The laughter and the tears
    The shadows of misty yesteryears
    The good times and the bad you've seen
    And all the others in between
    Remember, do you remember
    The times of your life? (do you remember?)

    Reach out for the joy and the sorrow
    Put them away in your mind
    The memories are time that you borrow
    To spend when you get to tomorrow

    Here comes the saddest part (comes the saddest part)
    The seasons are passing one by one
    So gather moments while you may
    Collect the dreams you dream today
    Remember, will you remember
    The times of your life?

    Gather moments while you may
    Collect the dreams you dream today
    Remember, will you remember
    The times of your life?

    Of your life
    Of your life
    Do you remember, baby
    Do you remember the times of your life?

    Do you remember, baby
    Do you remember the times of your life? Writer/s: BILL LANE, ROGER NICHOLS
    Publisher: ROGER NICHOLS MUSIC INC
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Comments: 13

  • Anonymous from Eric From NcAs I read the lyrics, I misheard "Mr." yester years instead of "Misty". But I'm still convinced he says "Setting Sun" and not "Saddest Part". I'm glad to see another reader send in that same comment.
  • Dr Mark from Texas UsaAny idea where Paul Anka recorded this?
  • Vance from Wichita KsI feel the exact way as John from New York, Tears me up ! Both my parents passed away, cancer. Wish I could have just one more day with them.
  • John from New YorkLove this song. When it came out in the '70's, I enjoyed listening to it but really didn't think about its meaning. Now I'm approaching 70 years old and listening to it always brings me to tears. The ups and downs of life, the joys and the sorrows. Here comes the setting sun. So much to think about and how I might change things if I could. So many great memories and blessings, too many to count. But there were times of great difficulty and profound sorrow. I like to think that God was using those times to help me grow as a person.
  • Chris G from Washington, DcSome time ago, my parents were forced to sell their house in Hawaii. I live on the mainland now and every couple of years I would go home to see them. But once the house was sold, I had no reason to really go back. So I dedicated one trip to going all over my neighborhood and the city photographing everything that held meaning for me. And after processing those photos, I took the time to sit and write an essay of just what happened at each place and the memories they held for me. It made me smile as I thought of things I hadn't for quite a while. And I have suggested to all my friends and acquaintances that they do the same.
    Anyway, I mention this because it has been a long time since did this and later thought of this song. I could only remember a few of the words. But when I found the lyrics, it made me examine my life all over again. Perhaps my life has been blessed. I don't know. I certainly have had my share of bad memories. But whether they were good, bad or in between, I treasure every one. I'm in my 60's now.
  • Andi from Boston PATTI B.... Indeed! ...Do agree - depressing. The decade was NOT great, only personally speaking! Buuut, I DO remember the pop culture advertising era of that time. Dare I say, the era was a time in my life and it is memorable. (Paul Anka has quite a story.). Thanks for saying it like it is/was. 70’s were still into mellow oldie-like style. Targeting marketing. It was not an easy advert to watch at all for those who had hard memoies. Best!
  • Patty B from BostonThe song is so meaningful but so depressing....
  • Randy Price from Loves Park, Il, United StatesI agree with Camille from Toronto, OH. I'm in my mid 50's now and the song really makes you think in ways you couldn't in your younger years.
  • Bob RossiHere comes the setting sun, is the correct lyric as sung by Paul Anker - NOT -Here comes the saddest part.
    Kodak used it in commercials in the 70s. Great song.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 9th 1975, "Times of Your Life" by Paul Anka entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #57; and 12 weeks later on February 1st, 1976 it peaked at #7 {for 1 week} and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on December 28th, 1975 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1957 and 1983 he had fifty-two Top 100 records; ten made the Top 10 with three reaching #1; "Diana" for 1 week in 1957, "Lonely Boy" for 4 weeks in 1959, and "(You're) Having My Baby" for 3 weeks in 1974...
    He just missed having five #1 records when "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" in 1959 and "Puppy Love" in 1960 both peaked at #2...
    Paul Albert Anka will celebrate his 74th birthday come next July 30th {2015}.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhIn the 70s when this song was popular, I was in high school, so its deep felt meaning didn't really register with me. Today, I heard it on the radio; this song I that I hadn't heard in many, many years. I'm now in my 50s and have experienced the emotional roller coaster of life,its ups, its downs, the ultimate highs and devastating lows, and listening to these lyrics touched me in the most profound way. I just choked up again reading the words to this tune. It should definitely be played, and heard, more often.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnMy favorite of any Paul Anka song. It's perfect for my vocal range and it would also be the type of song Frank Sinatra would have recorded.
  • Ralph from Houston, TxThis is a truly amazing song from a legendary performer. They don't write 'em like that anymore!
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