Franklin, Aretha - The Way We Were Lyrics

Memories like the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor 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

Oh can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
And 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'll remember
We'll remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were

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Franklin, Aretha The Way We Were Comments
  1. Wm Petroff

    Very fine heartfelt singing. The orchestra is stunning.

  2. Filmover

    Why cant she sing instead of shouting ?

  3. Stephen Border

    Ugh, what a horrible version

    Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston

    Nobody forced you to listen to it


    @Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston Nobody forced to listen but everybody has the right to say that it's an awful version !!!

  4. ruthiehensh

    That's a shitty version. Great voice. One of the greatest that there will ever be but I don't think it was for her

    Ethicy Millennium

    ruthiehensh See Bitch Your Comment Doesn't Matter Nor Does Anyone Else Doesn't Like Aretha Franklin Because She Ethic Are Incredibly UnTouchable This Woman Is An Professional Talented Ain't Challenging Ever No Doubt In My Mind That She Can't Sing Anything When You And Everybody Else Can't Compete Nor Compare This Woman Has An Original Sound Like No Other Theological Your Emotions Towards Having Some Say About The Track That Aretha Franklin Sung On Has Been Expelled

    Brok Landers

    @Ethicy Millennium - no need to call her a bitch - it's _her_ opinion - and she's all entitled for it. and aretha in all beloved and deserved honor - but i see it quite the same way - she exaggerated it way too much and looses connection to the songwriting and the meaning, imho. once you've heard f.e. gladys knights version from 79, there's no turning back. ever. and that's _my_ opinion.

  5. Lynn Kiser

    Amazing!!..I miss Aretha so much!!

  6. Dark Feather

    Aretha has always had a slight lisp. It's more pronounced in this song. I wish she had recorded it in the seventies. Her live seventies version is a gift from heaven.

  7. Mrs Matt Murphy

    Not sure about it being RARE it's on her Woman Falling Out of Love Album - BUT BLOODY BEAUTIFUL VERSION!!! The Queen and Ron Isley

  8. Dinia Stuart

    Wow pain pain pain💔😭😭😭

  9. Stephanie Jeannot

    her riffs are amazing

  10. Ladonna Williams

    i didnt know that she was singing this song too wow

  11. albertdiner

    Is Aretha dueting with herself here?


    The Way We Were (feat. Ronald Isley)

    Will Pollard

    I think Ronald Isley is in there, not sure about contracts? Aretha Records not a "Major"

  12. Jackie Brown