Those Were the Days Lyrics

Leningrad Cowboys

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gene Raskin
album: Track 1 in album We Cum From Brooklyn
release date: 1992-3-23
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll/Hard Rock
length: 4:16
lyricist: Eugene Raskin
composer: Борис Иванович Фомин

Cover Art

Leningrad Cowboys We Cum From Brooklyn cover art
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Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
And dreamed of all the great things we would do

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we chose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Those were the days
Oh yes those were the days

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say

Those were the days

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?

Those were the days

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friends were older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days

Track Listing

  • 1 Those Were the Days
  • 2 Fat Bob Dollop
  • 3 No Sense at All
  • 4 Thru the Wire
  • 5 Kassaka
  • 6 Sauna
  • 7 Katjusha
  • 8 The Way I Walk
  • 9 Monkey Hat
  • 10 I’m Gonna Roll
  • 11 Sally Is Something Else
  • 12 Get On
  • 13 Herzilein
  • 14 These Boots
  • 15 Back in the USSR