"It Was A Very Good Year" — An Adaptation of a Classic



When I was seventeen 
It was a very good year.
It was a very good year for a teenage kid 
On warm spring nights 
Playing soccer under lights 
On AstroTurf so green 
When I was seventeen.

When I was twenty-one 
It was a very good year.
It was a very good year for a college kid 
At a computer he'd stare 
No longer in despair 
From a life come undone 
Before I was twenty-one.

When I was thirty-five 
It was a very good year.
It was a very good year for entrepreneurship 
Providing independent means 
With BILLY Footwear destinies 
Success began to thrive 
When I was thirty-five.

Now there is much to report 
Adding value is sincere.
I think of the time when wrought with remorse 
And steered off course 
But rose from the grave 
With vision now clear 
It's been a mess of good years. 

 

And now with the melody of Auld Lang Syne playing in my head, we at BILLY Footwear wish all of our amazing supporters a very Happy New Year! 

 

(Pictured above is a portrait of Frank Sinatra, taken in 1947. To hear his rendition of "It Was a Very Good Year," click here.)



4 comments


  • JEan-Marc Robillard

    By the way I am adult and not mind having a pair of those kid running shoes
    Happy new year to you!


  • Heather

    Brought tears to my eyes. So happy and appreciative of the good years

    Have a great year?


  • Richard Priest II

    Happy New Year!


  • Dan Gelis

    ‘Twas. Happy New Year BP!


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