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Time it was and what a time it was it was,
A time of innocence a time of confidences.

Long ago it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you

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    anonymous
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    Nov 30th, 2011 11:26pm report


    This song according to John Ivey (noseypi.com) This is about

    Time it was and what a time it was it was,
    (high school .. what a time it was)

    A time of innocence a time of confidences.
    (remember your innocence ..everyone telling everyone else's secrets .... John loves Becky and Steve likes Tina..... All of the 'drama' of school, you remember)


    Long ago it must be, I have a photograph
    (yearbooks, photos)

    Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you
    (Your children and grandchildren will never know the wonderful people you knew in high school. Memories is all you have left ..... no proof ,,, no ties ... just memories)



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    JonahFalcon
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    May 19th, 2006 5:29am report


    The song is about savoring the present and making sure you savor it and capture it for posterity because soon, the only thing left of it will be memories.




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