Paul Smith Music  Lyrics and Chords

         Back When We Were Young


About the song:

I have always wanted a son.  Back When We Were Young is about how 
life continues passing us by and a as it does, we tend to look back more 
and more.
  Children have their whole future all ahead of them and they go
through the same stages of life that we do, "just the way we have done."  
I’ve always thought that having a son would be a wonderful way of seeing 
yourself as he grows.  


               Back When We Were Young                                                
               By Paul Smith copyright 2003                
                    Capo 3rd fret  (E tuned to D)         


              Introduction ( Bridge, and Coda)  
Asus4   D    G    D    G    D    G    D    G   D     Asus4   D   Asus4.

   D                            Asus4
   Your love, has lifted me,
     D                                 Asus4  
     Higher than the old oak trees,
      D                              Asus4
      That we would climb upon,
       G                                  Em7                                     A
        Back in those good old days, when we had so much fun,
                                                              D           Asus4
                           Back when we were young.                             

                   D                                               Asus4   
   We would run.  We’d would run and run and play.
     We’d sing and dance and laugh along the way.
       Hide And Seek was the worry of the day.
          Yes  we’d go hiding from everyone,  in the noon day sun,                                             
               Back when we were young.    
                            Back when we were young.

     And your love has given me,
       Reasons to want to be,
         By your side through eternity.
           Yes your love did bring me all the way, to our wedding day,
                          Where we promised to be one.
                              Promised to be one.
                                 Where we promised to be one.

Bm            Am7                          G               Em7    Asus4    A7
Time and seasons, they’ll keep passing by us on the run.
       Bm                              Am7              G         Em7                 A             
And surely we have good reasons, to be loving life just the way it comes.
                                                     D      Asus4
                         Now that we are one.
                                                        D   Asus4
                            Now that we are one.
                                                          D       Asus4
                                Now that we are one.
                                   
                       (Bridge, same as introduction)
         
      Now our love, has given seed
        A new life, a life for you and me.
           And To us a miracle indeed
              Yes Our love has brought us to this one, our bran new son.
                          We’ve been blessed now with a son
                             Blessed now with a son.
                                We’ve been blessed now with a son.

Time and seasons they’ll be passing him one by one.
But Surely he’ll have he’s reason, to looking back just the way we’ve done.
                          Back when he was young.
                           Back when he was young.
                            Just the way we’ve done.
                              Back when we were young.
                                Back when we were young.    
                                   Back when we were young.

                      (Coda)