Those Were The Days
Cream Lyrics


When the city of Atlantis stood serene above the sea,
Long time before our time when the world was free,
Those were the days.

Golden cymbals flying on ocarina sounds,
Before wild Medusa's serpents gave birth to hell
Disguised as heaven.

Those were the days, yes they were, those were the days.
Those were their ways, miracles everywhere are they now?
They're gone.
Those were their ways, yes they were, those were their ways.
Those were the days, yes they were, those were the days.

Tie your painted shoes and dance, blue daylight in your hair,
Overhead a noiseless eagle fans a flame.
Wonder everywhere.

Those were the days, yes they were, those were the days.
Those were their ways, miracles everywhere are they now?
They're gone.
Those were their ways, yes they were, those were their ways.
Those were the days, yes they were, those were the days.

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: KEVIN BASSINSON, HOWARD ASHMAN, THOM SHARP, DREW NEUMANN, MARK WATTERS, MICHAEL SILVERSHER, JAMES STEMPLE, JEROME GRANT, PATRICIA SILVERSHER, ALAN MENKEN, JOHN BEASLEY, STEPHEN JAMES TAYLOR, ED FOURNIER, CRAIG GARFINKLE, ALBERT OLSON, JOHN VESTER, CARL JO

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AndyOakleaf

The tuned bells make it unique. Long live Ginger Baker. Those were the days.

AndyOakleaf

@Rubens Júnior I looked him up on Wikipedia, poor guy got shot and killed by his wife in 1983. He was a bassist among other notable things, and he could have played the bells on this cut, talented guy that he was.

Rubens Júnior

I heard once that Felix Pappalardi played the bells in this track

Chase Lee

Certainly one of my favorites Cream songs. Pity it was never a hit or was it ever performed live.

Guy Sharwood

"Everybody thinks Ginger is just a drummer, but he's so much more."--Felix Pappalardi, Hit Parader, 1968.

thegreenbird

GINGER WAS A GENIUS

SonofaColt

From the first moment I heard Cream became an instant fan & will be a Cream fan forever , just the best ... R.I.P Jack Bruce .

Shannon Tharpa Doyle

This is as classical as blues rock gets!

Orio Tentacles

Always wonderful tune !

Raymond Ingraham

I cry at times and always keep it in my head when I hear this a different time and a different consciousness

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