The lump grew bigger just the other day after the chat we had.. and its dedicated to the 3 friends from school.
For all those dreams we dreamed sitting while preparing for the board exams, fighting in the loos, bunking the SUPW periods, participating in the interhouse competitions- plays, music, poetry,100 mtrs, soda lemon ginger pop.. deciding our colleges, dreaming up our "ideal matches", idolising and cribbing about our teachers, singing "we don't need no education", preparing chits for the exams and for passing across the class..
Once upon a time, there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
Think 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'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
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 ..
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?
Through the door, there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts, the dreams are still the same
Those were ..