This Used To Be My Playground Lyrics by Madonna


Madonna Lyrics

This Used To Be My Playground Lyrics
Chorus (first time without background vocals):

This used to be my playground [used to be]
This used to be my childhood dream
This used to be the place I ran to
Whenever I was in need
Of a friend
Why did it have to end
And why do they always say

Don't look back
Keep your head held high
Don't ask them why
Because life is short
And before you know
You're feeling old
And your heart is breaking
Don't hold on to the past
Well that's too much to ask

(Long and film versions only:)

(chorus)
Live and learn
Well the years they flew
And we never knew
We were foolish then
We would never tire
And that little fire
Is still alive in me
It will never go away
Can't say goodbye to yesterday [can't say goodbye]

(chorus)

No regrets
But I wish that you
Were here with me
Well then there's hope yet
I can see your face
In our secret place
You're not just a memory
Say goodbye to yesterday [the dream]
Those are words I'll never say [I'll never say]

This used to be my playground [used to be]
This used to be our pride and joy
This used to be the place we ran to
That no one in the world could dare destroy

(Short and film versions only:)

This used to be our playground [used to be]
This used to be our childhood dream
This used to be the place we ran to
I wish you were standing here with me

(Film version only:)

This used to be our playground [used to be]
This used to be our great escape
This used to be the place we ran to
This used to be our secret hiding place

This used to be our playground [used to be]
This used to be our childhood dream
This used to be the place we ran to
The best things in life are always free
Wishing you were here with me
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This Used To Be My Playground Info:

• This was the theme song to the 1992 baseball film 'A League of Their Own', in which Madonna had a starring role.

• Madonna & Shep Pettibone share writing and producing credits on the song.

• The single was released on June 16th, 1992, certified gold by the RIAA, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 8th, 1992. It also topped the singles charts in Canada, Italy, and Sweden.

• The music video was directed by Alek Keshishian and filmed at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California and Malibu Beach in Malibu, California.




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