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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janeythebrit

1.36 have you EVER heard such brilliant BASS , such brilliant GUITAR and such brilliant DRUMS all together like that !!!!!!

Gilbert Montagne

I knew Cream 20years ago. Thanks to my father bu I discover this song one month ago... Now I am addict about it.🎵💖 🎶😳🎶💖🎵

Ferenc Kato

Taking you away magically...

Jonathan Atkinson

Don't forget Jacks vocals! So glad?...that Cream made it so to speak.... way way way in front of anybody... Great song by Ginge and his friend ( forgot name ) nice touch with Jacks Scottish inflection in the word ..Everywhere.. and also who else was doing beautiful swiss bells at that time played by Felix Pappalardi so so glad that they were able to make a living from music nobody like them so so good but i think Jack Bruce really made them extra special put his heart and soul into the vocals on this one as well as anything else.

Marina La Riva

and performed by only 3 musicians

Dimitris

You are absolutely right !!! 21 magical seconds !!!!!!!!

jack rudolph

Ginger Baker introduced the quarter note pattern on the high hat in this tune and immediately every rock drummer on earth pick up on this simple pattern. Baker high hat is slightly open so the cymbals resonate longer. Accept for the fills he is playing this high hat rhythm pulls your ears into the music and it's just simple quarter note time on the high hat. Baker had a excellent ear for music. An experience craftsmen way ahead of his time.

Pat Clarke

Is a "quarter note" different from a quarter beat, then? - I hear him hitting on each beat

Mark Cohen

Those were the days, alright.

john t

You know it.

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