The Way We Were is an enchanting song and so beautifully sang by Barbra Streisand. Others like Gladys Knight have also performed it well. The first time that I heard it was on the soundtrack of the movie of the same title, Streisand co-starred in the movie with Robert Redford.
Such songs with haunting catchwords like “memories” is one reason that many of us replay favorite tunes in our minds for years past that special occasion linked to the adored song, and we relinquish those memories only when age or circumstance demands it. The Way We Were was the sweet companion for many boomers as we tiptoed across the threshold of time toward maturity and adulthood, and then began contemplating what we would be when we grew up. “Could it be that it was oh so simple then or has time rewritten every line? If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?” The captivating tune missed the sixties decade by a few years, as it skated up the Billboard chart in 1974. Nevertheless, it will forever be one of my all time favorites. There are some songs so moving that they touch your very soul. TWEW is one of them.