"No, I Could Never Forget" lyrics - CHARLES AZNAVOUR

"No, I Could Never Forget"

I never really thought we'd ever meet again
But fate deals out the hands, we must take what its chosen
When in an idle glance you appeared, time was frozen
No, I could never forget

I look upon your face, I can't believe my eyes
Passing times often cruel, it fades youth like a flower
But you have never changed, where the years but an hour?
No, I could never forget, never forget

Married, me? Heavens no! I'm still single but happy
To be free, unattached and between you and me
Better that than ill-matched, though at times I feel lonely
But enough about me, let's drink to you and life

How have you been, all these years? Are you happy and well?
No? I guess I could tell, and your marriage? It's ended
Do your parents regret? That's not what they intended
No, I could never forget

Who could have ever known, without a single word
That we'd come face to face? There'd not been any reason
I thought all things must die, as a time or a season
No, I could never forget

I don't know what to say, it's like some crazy dream
The way the past returns, all my memories unbroken
Yes, I remember too every word that was spoken
No, I could never forget, never forget

Youth, a foolish age, we thought love was our treasure
But your father said no, you would marry someone
With position and name, you'd receive life's full measure
And he said with a smile, I'm sure you understand?

So, with love in our eyes, we exchanged last goodbyes
But your father was shrewd, all my unanswered letters
Forced me soon to conclude things had worked for the better
No, I could never forget

The hour is getting late, this place is closing down
Come, yes come I'll walk you home
Through the streets, dark and empty
Like in our foolish days of kisses stolen nightly
No, I could never forget

Each season was for us, a season for our love
And we were not afraid as autumn turned to winter
As long as there's youth, it is springtime forever
No, no I could never forget, never forget

It's strange, the warmth I feel in these moments together
We've recaptured the time in the midst of our youth
When two hearts were in line and were light as a feather
But we both know the truth, we must live for today

So, I'll ask, if I may, if you'd like me to stay?
If this time we can share what the past was concealing
If you're lonely and care, if you have the same feeling
If you're remembering yet
All the things I could never forget