Brighton Beach

  • I remember when you were only seventeen
    You were the finest girl that my eyes had ever seen
    I guess you found it hard to simply just ignore
    This scruffy beat up working class teenage troubadour

    So we fell in love and I tuned your heart
    With my out of tune guitar
    You were wonderful, you were mystical
    And the envy of all of my friends
    Seems like only yesterday
    Under the stars on Brighton Beach

    Oh what a time it was
    What a time to be alive
    Remember Janice and Jimmy
    Kennedy and King
    How they cried

    I sang to you the songs of Lamb and Jack
    You were Greta Garbo and I was Cadillac
    And we played so hard and we loved so hard
    Seemed we never ever slept
    There were crazy days, there were wonderful days
    And I loved you with all of my heart
    Seems like only yesterday
    Under the stars on Brighton Beach

    Your daddy had plans that did not include me
    And he won't stay away from your door
    And I dreamed how I dreamed I could steal you away
    To some far distant shore

    Then early one morning
    I awoke to find you gone
    You wrote 'I love you baby
    But it's time for me to move on'
    And so my teenage heart laid scattered on the floor
    I swear to God I could not have loved you anymore

    And as I sit here the night ,playing with my kids
    Wondering where you are in this world
    Did you find your man, are you happy now?
    Do you ever stop and think about me

    How I long for yesterday
    Under the stars on Brighton Beach Writer/s: JAMES CREGAN, ROD STEWART
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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