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Words & Music by Mick Armitage

This song started out as a poem, and is, in fact, the only poem I have ever written: shortly after its composition, in September 1971, I set it to music, and thus created my second ever song. It reflects the thoughts and feelings of an old person looking back over his past life.


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Images of the undying past, drifting through my mind;
The people that I have loved, seem so far behind;
I can still remember, from all those years ago;
I can see their faces, the kids I used to know.

I can recall the time when fate brought you my way;
Although it's been so many years, it seems like yesterday.
Lift your head up darlin', wipe that tear from your eye,
What happened to those years? they went so quickly by.

CHORUS:
We could have lived a life,
We could have had a good life
If only we, had realised,
What life could be.

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All the things we used to do, fill my eyes with tears.
All the things you said to me, ringing through my ears:
So I can tell you children - don't do what I have done;
Enjoy your life today, it's only just begun.

So hold my hand my darling, we'll waste no time at all;
Call our friends together, a party for them all;
And when the night is over, and we have said goodbye,
We'll dream about those years, that went so quickly by.

CHORUS:
We could have lived a life,
We could have had a good life
If only we, had realised,
What life could be.


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