Years ago, I knew a ma-a-a-an, he was my mother's biggest fa-a-an,
We used to walk beside the sea and he told me how life would be
When I grew up to be a man.
Years ago, we used to pla-a-ay, he used to laugh when I ran away,
But when I fell and hurt my knee he would run to comfort me,
And the pain would go away.
Pararapum, pararapum, pan pan
Years ago, I knew a boy he was his daddy's pride and joy,
But when the daddy went away it was such a rainy day
That he brought out all his toys.
How the mother did explain, trying to take away the pain,
But he just couldn't understand that his father was not a man
And it all was just a game.
The years have passed and so have I, making it hard for me to cry,
And if and when I have a son let it all be said and done,
Let the sadness pass him by.