Song Name: Just a Memory

Songwriter: Jim Patton

Copyright: 2013

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Lyrics:

Just A Memory

Your sister's got herself a Facebook page
She shot me a message the other day
Just to say hello
And of course I started thinking about you
So I pulled some old photographs out of a drawer
There was Sam & Janey & Ned & George
And you and me
Back when our world was new
Everything changes
That's a fact
Those days are gone
And they're not coming back
Everything fades into history
Time baby moves so fast
Freight train rolling down a one way track
All that's left is
Just a memory

We were hanging out at Round Bay Beach
All our dreams still within reach
And I was playing
That Epiphone guitar
Now years and years have come and gone
I turned our story into song
'n even when wounds heal
They leave a scar
Everything changes
That's a fact
I don't waste time thinking about the things I lack
Or hanging on to the man I used to be
Time baby moves so fast
When did the past become the past?
When did you turn into
Just a memory?

Sam left Nora, we all saw that comin'
And Ned's a Human Resources Director or somethin'
And Janey went crazy and ran off with a married priest
That was after she married George
Yeah he lives in Austin, comes to all our shows
He works with kids in trouble, kids in need
Everything changes
That's a fact
Remember when he gave us all a heart attack
Driving into those courthouse steps at full speed
Time baby moves so fast
Some people manage to escape their past
And turn it into
Just a memory

I remember one night after the football game
For the first time in my life I didn't have to explain
We lay on our backs starin' up at that midnight sky
There were a million stars but all I saw was you
We swore forever we'd be true
My world was so full and so alive
Everything changes
That's a fact
Those days are gone
And they're not coming back
Everything fades into history
Time baby moves so fast
Sometimes the past doesn't feel like it's past
And you turned into
Just a memory
Just a memory
A sweet memory
To me

©words and music by Jim Patton