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I knew this girl, when I was young.
She lived a block away from me.
And now I know, this sounds dumb,
But when I close my eyes, I still... see... her...
On her bike.
Riding down my street.
Blonde hair, blue eyes, bluest eyes,
She was the coolest little girl I ever thought that I would meet.
But we got older, coolness faded, she got jaded and she hated
When I waited outside of the school for her
And those times that we would walk and we would talk and she would rock
Back and forth on her bike... were... gone.

<HORNS>

When we were young, we were so close,
I thought I'd really found a friend.
I never thought this girl I liked the most.
That one day it would all come to an end.
I know, it's true
Even close friends can grow apart.
But when it happens to you.
You never quite believe it with all of your heart.
Cause we were closer, we were tighter, if I ever lost sight of her
She would come running back and she would take me hand,
But times are changing, time is fleeting, rearranging all the seating,
And the hourglass of time is running out of sand.

CHORUS: Those Days are Gone.
Those Days are Gone.
But You have to pick your stuff up and you have to carry on,
And I hope that in your journey you'll remember this song,
Your younger days have left but keep your head up strong, remember...
...Those days are gone...
Those days are gone.

I saw her once in high school
I barely noticed her at all.
She had her eyes painted this dark shade of blue.
And she'd become so small.
I was so scared, could this be the girl that I knew?
Blonde hair dyed black, combat boots, but when I looked, I could see that her eyes were still so very blue,
When we were younger I hadn't known it, but her parents had really blown it,
Her mother was a drunk, and her dad was so cruel.
And one day she walked away, and she would say, "Man that's okay,
I'm never gonna be that way, I'm gonna fade away in high school."

CHORUS: Those Days are Gone.
Those Days are Gone.
But you have to pick your stuff up and you have to carry on,
And I hope that in your journey you'll remember this song,
Your friend have moved away, but keep your head up strong, remember...
...Those days are gone...
Those days are gone.

<Sax solo>

I saw her once after high school.
I was glad to see her then.
This time, her eyes weren't so very blue,
And I could see my friend riding her bike again.

CHORUS: Those Days are Gone
Those Days are Gone.
But you have to pick your stuff up and you have to carry on
And I hope that in your journey you remember this song.
There's better days ahead, so keep your head up strong, remember....
...Those days are gone...
Those days are gone.

credits

from .​.​.​Makes Another Record!, released May 31, 2014
Jay Butkowski - lead vocals
Rob Nelson - trumpet
Greg Grispart - tenor / alto sax
Dave Rattner - trombone
Reggie Dizon - keyboards
Rob Butkowski - rhythm guitar
Dayv Frost - bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Kevin Witucki - drums

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Back Up Jackson New Jersey

Jersey Ska band Back Up Jackson was formed in the winter of 2001 and has played colleges and clubs, bars and backyards, bringing their mix of high-energy virtuosity and eclectic influences to audiences in Central Jersey and beyond. The band blends elements of third-wave ska, jazz, blues, R&B, rock, and punk to create a sound all their own. ... more

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