The Times Of Your LifeWords & Music by Bill Lane & Roger Nichols
Recorded by Paul Anka, 1975
E7 A D9 A D9 Good morning yesterday, A6 D9 AM7 D9 You wake up and time has slipped away. Bm7 A E F#m Bm7 A E F#m And suddenly it's hard to find the memories you left behind. D9 Bm7 E7 E7/6 Remember? Do you re - mem - ber? E7 A D9 A D9 The laughter and the tears, A6 D9 AM7 D9 The shadows of misty yester-years, Bm7 A E F#m Bm7 A E F#m The good times and the bad you've seen and all the others in between -- D9 Bm7 E7 E7/6 D9 E7 E7/6 AM7 DM7 AM7 F#my Remember? Do you re - mem - ber the times of your life? Bridge: Em7 Gdim DM7 F#m7 Reach back for the joy and the sorrow, C#m7-5 F#7 B Put them away in your mind. Em7 Bm7-5 AM7 F#m For memories are time that you borrow Am7 Gdim Bm7-5 E7 To spend when you get to to - mor - row. E7 A D9 A D9 Here comes the setting sun. A6 D9 AM7 D9 The seasons are passing one by one. Bm7 A E F#m Bm7 A E F#m So gather moments while you may, collect the dreams you dreamed today. D9 Bm7 E7 E7/6 Remember, will you re - mem - ber D9 E7 E7/6 AM7 DM7 AM7 DM7 AM7 The times of your life, of your life, of your life.
This song, which provided the background music for a Kodak commercial, is one of several cases that occurred in the late 60s and early 70s in which music created for a television commercial grew far beyond the original purpose. Two other cases I recall lacked lyrics, but had musically the same effect: "The Disadvantages of you" (developed for then-new 100 millimeter cigarettes by Bensen & Hedges, and also "No Matter What Shape You Stomach Is In," which as I recall came from an Alka-Seltzer commercial. To a lesser extent, I can still whistle the melody to another example -- "The Teaberry Shuffle" which was (I think) from a chewing gum commercial.