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Rod Stewart - Brighton Beach

pop/dance

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I remember when you were only 17
You were the finest girl that my eyes had ever seen
I guess you found it hard to simply just ignore
This scruffy beat up working class teenage troubadour.
So we fell in love and I toured your heart
With my heart of tune guitar.
You were wonderful, you were mystical
And the envy of all of my friends.
Seems like only yesterday
Under the stars on Brighton beach!

Oh what a time it was,
What a time to be alive!
Remember Janice and Jimmy
Kennedy and King
How they cried

I sang to you the songs of Lamb and Jack
You were Greta Garbo and I was Kerouac
And we played so hard and we loved so hard
Seemed we never ever slept!
There were crazy days, there were wonderful days,
And I loved you with all of my heart!
Seems like only yesterday
Under the stars on Brighton beach.
Oh, your daddy had plans that did not include me
And he won't stay away from your door
And I dreamed how I dreamed I could steal you away
To some far off distant shore.

Then early one morning I awoke to find you gone
You wrote, “I love you, baby, but it's time for me to move on”
And so my teenage heart laid scattered on the floor
I swear to God I could not have loved you anymore
And as I sit here the night playing with my kids
Wondering where you are in this world
Did you find your man, are you happy now?
Do you ever stop and think about me
How I long for yesterday
Under the stars on Brighton beach!

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