So Long

 

Images of simple times from long ago

Scenes of loves now surely gone

Thoughts of what was then will never know

The other side of what went on

 

If you freeze a scene from your distant past

And you colorize like dreamers do

It wonít take long for the characters

To have their role take over you

 

Itís so nice to see you Mrs. Neverhere

Itís so good to see you Mrs. Gone

On this night let me make just one thing clear

Not thinking about you from now on

Itís so nice to see you Mrs. Everywhere

Itís so good to see you Mrs. Then

Thereís no time to dwell on days of yesteryear

On this night youíve made it clear

Itís great youíve moved along

So Long

 

In the absence of vision a mind can see

The motion pictures and snapshots of eye

Does the heart trick the mind into saving these

Or does the heart keep the visions alive

 

I say burn every picture you donít want to see

I say snuff all those memories from your mind

If all they can bring you is a song to sing

Then sing it fast in double time

 

Itís so nice to see you Mrs. Neverhere

Itís so good to see you Mrs. Gone

On this night let me make just one point clear

Not thinking about you from now on

Itís so nice to see you Mrs. Everywhere

Itís so good to see you Mrs. Then

Thereís no time to dwell on days of yesteryear

On this night youíve made it clear

Itís great youíve moved along

So Long