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Old Friends/Like It Was

Old Friends/Like It Was lyrics

Old Friends/Like It Was

Old Friends
MARY
Hey, old friend,
What do you say, old friend?
Make it okay, old friend,
Give an old friendship a break.
Why so grim?
We're going on forever.
You, me, him,
Too many lives are at stake.

Friends this long
Has to mean something's strong,
So if your old friend's wrong,
Shouldn't an old friend come through?
It's us, old friend ?
What's to discuss, old friend?
Here's to us,
Who's like us ? ?

CHARLEY
Damn few.

Like It Was

MARY
Charley,
Why can't it be like it was?
I liked it the way that it was,
Charley ?
You and me, we were nicer then.

We were nice,
Kids and cities and trees were nice,
Everything ?
I don't know who we are any more,
And I'm starting not to care.

Look at us, Charley,
Nothing's the way that it was.
I want it the way that it was.
Help me stop remembering then.

Don't you remember?
It was good, it was really good.
Help me out, Charley,
Make it like it was.

It was better, Charley. We both know it.

CHARLEY
But we're not the three of us anymore. Now we're one and one and one.

MARY
Charley,
Nothing's the way that it was.
I want it the way that it was.
God knows, things were easier then.

Trouble is, Charley,
That's what everyone does:
Blames the way it is
On the way it was,
On the way it never ever was.
Last Update: June, 10th 2014


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Musical: Merrily We Roll Along. Song: Old Friends/Like It Was. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes