The ninth and final original track from Annie, and for me it almost wrote itself.  The beat of this track called up a memory of walking home from school with my best friend, both of us thinking the world was at our feet and no-one could stop us bulldozing the path to our future.  There was the start of the story, but the song also tells how, looking back on that day from a time when you have already made your mark on the world and achieved some measure of success, still there’s nothing to beat that childhood feeling of freedom – kicking up the autumn leaves without a care.  Finally, even though as kids you think your friends will always be there, all too often something comes between you and friendships are left behind in the rush for the top.

 

 

Back in the day, we hadn’t hardly started
You and I made a pact we would both be strong
Nothing to pay, never been broken hearted
We didn’t know how soon change would come along

When we were young nothing could come between us
We’d go everywhere together; live forever free
Laugh at the world, thinking it hadn’t seen us
Kicking through the autumn leaves to school just you and me

Those were the days, everything smooth vanilla
We were a pair of kids with no lines to toe
Even today, me with the Rolls and villa
Nothing can touch those times we shared long ago

When we were young nothing could come between us
We’d go everywhere together; live forever free
Laugh at the world, thinking it hadn’t seen us
Kicking through the autumn leaves to school just you and me

Pendulum swung; now there’s a world between us
Where did you go my friend? In the end, who cares?

When we were young nothing could come between us
We’d go everywhere together; live forever free
Laugh at the world, thinking it hadn’t seen us
Kicking through the autumn leaves to school just you and me
No longer young; there is a world between us
No-one ever sees the truth of what their life will be

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