“Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases…”
This is the opening line of “Traces,” a song from my high school years that was recorded by the Classics IV and released in January, 1969.
Written by Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb, and Emory Gordy Jr., “Traces” reached Number 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening music charts and was the highest charting single by the Classics IV.
“Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creasesTickets torn in half, memories in bits and piecesTraces of love, long ago, that didn’t work out rightTraces of loveRibbons from her hair, souvenirs of days togetherThe ring she used to wear, pages from an old love letterTraces of love, long ago, that didn’t work out rightTraces of love, with me tonightI close my eyes and say a prayerThat in her heart, she’ll find, a trace of love still there,Somewhere, ohTraces of hope, in the night, that she’ll come back and dryThese, traces of tears, from my eyesOh oh oh oh”
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