The way we were (to Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury) I've had a real life Not tried no ecstasy Stuck to the Tetley's My escape from reality Tell you no lies Look back on my life and see Council estate boy, I got no sympathy Because my friends would come, friends would go Bullied high, bullied low Anyway I must grow,teachers turned a blind eye To me, to me. Mama, she tried her best Escaped whilst I still could Got a woman, did me good Mama, I invented love But now old age just took it all away Mama, aahhh It sure makes me want to cry The things I've lost, I won't get back tomorrow It's all gone, it's all gone Like the rain that pitter patters. Too late, the way we were Young people loads of time Bodies searching perfect rhyme Two a.m everybody, I've got to go Gotta get up from my bed and take a pee Mama, aahhh (any way the splash flows) I don't want to age I sometimes wish I'd never done anything dumb. I see a little nervous shadow of myself Too much beer, too much wine, banging all night on the banjo Boddington's and curry, always in a hurry, me Way we were oh, way we were oh Way we were oh, way we were oh Way we were has got to go, oh no, oh no. I'm just an old man, and nobody sees me He's just an old man, last in the family His Alzheimer's could be senility. Youth'll cry, youth'll sigh, let the old man die No way mate! No we will not let him die. Let him die No way mate. We will not let you die. Let him die No way mate! We will not let him die. Let him die Will not let him die. Let him die (never) Never, never, never, never, never let him die Why, why, why, why, why, why, why Oh God in heaven, God in heaven, God in heaven let me die In Wetherspoons has the barmaid raised a glass To me To me So you think you will not lose that glint in your eye So you think you can stay young and you'll never die Oh baby, it's impossible baby You're gonna grow old, you're gonna grow old before long Aahh yeah, aahhh yeah. Does life really matter Are we all born free Does life really matter Yes life really matters, to me. Anyway the mind goes.