Those were the days my friend 2 by Manfred Belau

Those were the days my friend 2 by 


Canon 400 d, 17-85mm Taken in San Francisco
in china town, manipulated with texture, layered with curves in Lab,
light painting, Inspired by the song.

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And dreamed 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 choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

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 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 choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

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

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 choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

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 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 choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days


Comments

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Manfred. – I remember the song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pkkAhETYg

  • Great song, isn’t it? Thanks my friend.

    – Manfred Belau

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    Oh I love it Manfred. The title says it all – and you have crafted it so very well.
    xx

  • Thank you so much Anna! Means a lot…thanks for making it a fav.

    – Manfred Belau

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago

    fantastic!!!

  • Thank you Tara! :)

    – Manfred Belau

  • BlueGateDesign
    BlueGateDesignabout 5 years ago

    I love it!

  • Thank you !

    – Manfred Belau

  • bicyclegirl
    bicyclegirlabout 5 years ago

    Great work, perfect music choice!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Manfred Belau

  • walela
    walelaabout 5 years ago

    wonderful photo, processing, and words!

  • Yes it is a great song, thanks for your nice comment!

    – Manfred Belau

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesabout 5 years ago

    What an excellent shot and what fantastic treatment……What is that guy thinking /Hmmmm…maybe hoping his undies would hurry up and dry so he could head out?

  • Lol, you might be right or I am ready, where are you…But I think we are spoiling the mood here Russ!!!

    – Manfred Belau

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic Manfred, love all the varying elements, the processing – great mood :))

  • Hi Trish, trying to catch up, lol. Thanks for your lovely comment. Truly appreciated! Manfred

    – Manfred Belau

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Manfred Belau

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonabout 5 years ago

  • Cool Gail, thanks very much!

    – Manfred Belau

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