Bookends
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


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
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Bob Marshall

This song takes me back to my first girlfriend, who broke up with me in 1972 after two years together. It was an amicable breakup, although it devastated me. I sent her a card that had the lyrics to this song (sorry, there was no YouTube or iTunes in those days, so I couldn't send the music.) I included a photograph of us, with the words on the back that said "Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you." Yes, indeed, time it was, and what a time it was.

Astro Wolf

Your comment made me cry

Dan H

@Mehedi Hasan Rubel "a time of innocence a time of confidences"

Bob Marshall

@Mike Manners Well, I guess there are exceptions to the rule. Me, I had lots of good memories and one horrible one, the breakup. I guess more correctly the song should have implies "preserve your good memories." Apparently you had no good memories to preserve, so the song still applies.

Mike Manners

Preserve your memories?.........F%$*@ that.....it all sucked.....I wish I was like the Ancient Lotus Eaters who drank from a magical stream that erased their memories and gave them Eternal Bliss.......

Laura Torres - Toledo

I also cried ♡

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Giolo Perez

500 Days of Summer brought me here.
that movie has the best selection of soundtracks.

StarMintaka

Same same
I'll never stop loving it

fapnawb

That movie fucked me up for days as it reminded me of my previous relationship.

Sadi Benard

Indeed

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