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The Way Were
  • The Way Were
  • Barbra Streisand
  • The Essential Barbra Streisand
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Memories light the corners of my mind,
misty watercolor mem'ries
of the way we were.
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind,
smiles we give to one another
for the way we were.
Can it be that it was all so simple then
or has time rewritten ev'ry line?
If we had the chance to do it all again,
tell me would we?
Could we?
Memeries may be beautiful and yet,
what’s too painful to remember,
we simply should forget.
Can it be that it was all so simple then
or has time rewritten ev'ry line?
If we had the chance to do it all again,
tell me would we?
Could we?
Mem'ries may be beautiful and yet,
what’s too painful to remember,
we simply forget.
So it’s the laughter we will remember,
whenever we remember
the way we were,
the way we were,
the way we were.
the way we were.


Barbra Streisand - Send in the clowns - 2000
  • Barbra Streisand - Send in the clowns - 2000
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Isn’t it rich, 
Aren’t we a pair 
Me here at last on the ground, 
You in mid-air 
Send in the clowns 
Isn’t it bliss, 
Don’t you approve
One who keeps tearing around, 
One who can’t move 
Where are the clowns? 
Send in the clowns 

Just when I stopped opening doors 
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours 
Making my entrance again with my usual flair 
Sure of my lines - no one is there 

Don’t you love farce, 
My fault I fear 
I thought that you’d want what I want, 
Sorry my dear 
But where are the clowns 
There ought to be clowns
Quick send in the clowns

What a surprise, 
Who could foresee?
I’ve come to feel about you what you felt about me
Why only now when I see that you’ve drifted away
What a surprise, what a cliché

Isn’t it rich, isn’t it queer 
Losing my timing this late in my career 
And where are the clowns 
Quick send in the clowns 
Don’t bother they’re here.