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Same Old Lang Syne is a Christmas and New Years song performed by Dan Fogelberg.
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"'''{{PAGENAME}}'''" is a [[Christmas]] and New Year's song. It was sung by the late Dan Fogelberg.
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
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<poem>
 
Met my old lover in the grocery store
 
Met my old lover in the grocery store
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The snow was falling [[Christmas Eve]]
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
 
 
 
I stood behind her in the frozen foods
 
I stood behind her in the frozen foods
 
 
And I touched her on the sleeve
 
And I touched her on the sleeve
   
 
She didn't recognize the face at first
 
She didn't recognize the face at first
 
 
But then her eyes flew open wide
 
But then her eyes flew open wide
 
 
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
 
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
 
 
And we laughed until we cried
 
And we laughed until we cried
   
 
We took her groceries to the check out stand
 
We took her groceries to the check out stand
 
 
The food was totaled up and bagged
 
The food was totaled up and bagged
 
 
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
 
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
 
 
As the conversation lagged
 
As the conversation lagged
   
 
We went to have ourselves a drink or two
 
We went to have ourselves a drink or two
 
 
But couldn't find an open bar
 
But couldn't find an open bar
 
 
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
 
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
 
 
And we drank it in her car
 
And we drank it in her car
   
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
 
We drank a toast to now
 
We drank a toast to now
 
 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
 
 
But neither one knew how
 
But neither one knew how
   
 
She said she's married her an architect
 
She said she's married her an architect
 
 
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
 
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
 
 
She would have liked to say she loved the man
 
She would have liked to say she loved the man
 
 
But she didn't like to lie
 
But she didn't like to lie
   
 
I said the years had been a friend to her
 
I said the years had been a friend to her
 
 
And that her eyes were still as blue
 
And that her eyes were still as blue
 
 
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw
 
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw
 
 
Doubt or gratitude
 
Doubt or gratitude
   
 
She said she saw me in the record stores
 
She said she saw me in the record stores
 
 
And that I must be doing well
 
And that I must be doing well
 
 
I said the audience was heavenly
 
I said the audience was heavenly
 
 
But the traveling was Hell
 
But the traveling was Hell
   
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
 
We drank a toast to now
 
We drank a toast to now
 
 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
 
 
But neither one knew how
 
But neither one knew how
   
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
We drank a toast to innocence
 
 
We drank a toast to time
 
We drank a toast to time
 
 
Reliving, in our eloquence
 
Reliving, in our eloquence
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Another "{{PAGENAME}}"
Another "Auld Lang Syne"
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The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
 
The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
 
 
And running out of things to say
 
And running out of things to say
 
 
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
 
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
 
 
And I watched her drive away
 
And I watched her drive away
   
 
Just for a moment I was back at school
 
Just for a moment I was back at school
 
 
And felt that old familiar pain
 
And felt that old familiar pain
 
 
And, as I turned to make my way back home
 
And, as I turned to make my way back home
 
 
The snow turned into rain
 
The snow turned into rain
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</poem>
 
[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Songs]]

Revision as of 07:32, December 15, 2019

"Same Old Lang Syne" is a Christmas and New Year's song. It was sung by the late Dan Fogelberg.

Lyrics

Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stood behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didn't recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried

We took her groceries to the check out stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation lagged

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn't find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how

She said she's married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man
But she didn't like to lie

I said the years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw
Doubt or gratitude

She said she saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
But the traveling was Hell

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving, in our eloquence
Another "Same Old Lang Syne"
 
The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And, as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain

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