Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

When smiles were in abundance so were tears,
When everything was an experience,
And there was ample prurience,

Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

When you were bright,
Even slender and petite,
When luck was on your side,
Even on your riskiest ride,

Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

When your career was on the upswing,
Command in your voice and in your step a spring,

Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

When you had a certain charm,
And your beatific smile could anyone disarm,

Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

Those were also the years of many follies,
Of reckless behaviour and sob stories,
Of elations and highs,
Of romance and guys,

Those were the years,
When there were no fears,

Those were the terrific twenties,
Years of beautiful things and anomalies…