Eli Lieb - The Nights We Lived Lyrics




When I was 20 I moved to New York City
Couldn't wait to feel the pavement beneath me
Couldn't wait to act just like a fool
I'm tripping home drunk with someone who was pretty
Not going to sleep until the light hits the city
Waking up in the afternoon

'Cause those were the days to remember
And those were the nights we lived
Making our lives to remember and say
Those were the nights we lived, oh-oh
Oh-oh

When I was 25 I buried my father
But before he severed the last of his karma
There was one thing he said to me
He said live your life like there's nobody stronger
Live in love with your mom and your brother
'Cause nothing lasts except the memories

'Cause these are the days to remember
And these are the nights we lived
Making our lives to remember and say
These are the nights we lived, oh-oh
Oh-oh

When I was 29 I fell in love with a monster
Hidden in the sly cloak of a charmer
Plotting to destroy all of me
That's when I learned what love and abuse was
Yeah I think I still have a few of his scars
If you look closely you can see

But those were the days to remember
And those were the nights we lived
Making our lives to remember and say
Those were the nights we lived, oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh

But those were the days to remember
And those were the nights we lived
Making our lives to remember and say
Those were the nights we lived, oh-oh
Oh-oh

these are the days to remember (Oh-oh)
And these are the nights we lived (Oh-oh)
Making our lives to remember and say
These are the nights we lived, oh-oh





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  1. ISAIAH SMITH

    Great music man!!! Deserve so much more views and likes! Shame

  2. Marty Eli Bower Music

    this is so brilliant, such a pure and beautiful song

  3. francis magnago

    King forever thank you for existing Eli Lieb and for your HUMILITY and thank you also for composing these beautiful and magnificent songs and music videos eternal king Eli lieb FOREVER 👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  4. ras613pa

    You nailed it. Doesn't matter if one is much younger - or much older (like me) - it's always there. This work does make you 'feel' the whole - the highs and the lows.

  5. iWajdi

    I love it, i love it, i love it 😍😍😍 the lyrics are sooo touching I am crying rn 😢❤❤❤❤

  6. Michael Monich

    perfect . its so cool

  7. Frank Serio

    <3 How fucking gorgeous is this song! My eyes are full of tears.

  8. Shadewalker

    Love the video. I know this is old but I just wanted to let you know how much this song impacted me. I'm 17 and not many people know that I'm gay. Ever since I realised I was gay I would always ask myself if a life for me was possible and for a long time there didn't seem to be much hope. This video was reccomended to me on youtube and I decided to give it a quick listen. I watched the full video and the clips of your life really touched me. My dad has cancer so I know he isn't going to have a long life. When I heard you sing about your father and how he told you live your life it gave me hope that maybe it is possible to live as a gay man. Thank you so much for making this for once in my life it feels like it is worth it to push forward.

  9. Erik

    love your music,just found you on twitter accidentally glad i did!

  10. Jörg Oesterreich

    Wonderful, many thanks!

  11. Волынская Ольга

    This video make my eyes watery😢. Oh God, hope you will always be happy and surround by people who love you very very much. Just so heart touching. Big love from Russia.

  12. Oscar Asso'o

    Your songs are always so amazing and soul refreshing

  13. tharathep thawipat

    We Love you😍😀😁

  14. Miss Carey

    Eli divaaaaaa👬💖✌

  15. Chester t Hawkins

    Eli, this is so beautiful!!

  16. Raymond Voisine

    VG clip

  17. Bank Khammanevong

    Lovely😁😁😁

  18. Laurence Hudson

    This is a really GREAT video and song! As a gay big teddy bear in my mid to late 50's and growing up in the 1970's and 80's and being a gay young person and living in England Great Britain.... It was so hard... This song makes me think back... The young gay men and women are so lucky nowadays....... When I was young... You feared to mention the word gay..... It was forbiden FOR FEAR OF BEING BEAT UP!!!! Trying to find love was so hard!!! I HOPE THE YOUTH UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT IS WAS!!!!

  19. Peeta Mellark

    told eve i knew from my childood to adulthood to listen to this MASTERPIECE❤️❤️❤️

  20. DiegoJ0721

    I do love this song and music video very very much!!!! It inspires me! Thanks!

  21. Laurence Hudson

    BRILLIANT VIDEO, I CAN LOOK BACK AT MY LIFE.... BEING GAY.. IS HARD!
    GREAT VOICE! AND HANDSOME FELLA!

  22. JD Ma

    Love you !!

  23. Starwarsrap1

    This is incredible and and meaningful!
    Made me tear up abit too.
    Great work!

  24. Vox Mystery

    I love you ,,

    Vox Mystery

    so much

  25. Paul Gesslein

    Eli, you keep me going when all I want to do is just give up. You've saved my life more times than I can count. I didn't know your dad, but I can't imagine how any father could be more proud of his son than your dad would be if he could see you today. Thank you.

  26. Jay Raymond

    I just want to say that you have been one of my favorites for a while now. This song is beautiful and this video is just as beautiful. Officially one of my favorite artists of all time. Thank you for the music you make.

  27. Germany Human

    Btw I have a name named Eli as well.so cool

  28. Luis Carmona Berrios

    mi nueva cancion favorita

  29. Abhinav Vats AV

    🙏🏾 Namaste Eli

    This is very sweet, adorable actually.
    Don’t give up sweetheart keep going! Sending good energy from Oregon/India (as I shuttle in between these two places).
    One is best when one gives their best without giving up and you seem to be giving your best.
    🤗

  30. Miguel Mercier

    I Really like it we can feel you inside your voice.

  31. Sa crum

    I love your voice <3

  32. Joshua Stahley

    Beautiful video and beautiful song. Keep it up, you have amazing talent.

  33. Ale Garage

    Good job👍😊

  34. life’s Too Short

    Such a beautiful, incredible, emotional music 😍😭 Can listen to it all day ❤️😭Thanks for sharing it with us Eli 🙏 Brings tears 😭 to my eyes while listening to this. Sorry to hear what you been through. This deserves more viewers ❤️

  35. Lucas Voltarelli

    Eli Lieb Brazil love you ❤️

  36. William Graham

    YouTube has stopped giving me any updates about you and I'm mad because this song is beautiful and I missed a whole month of listening to it!

    Eli Lieb

    William Graham you can turn on notifications for my channel! If you’re subscribed, there is a little bell icon right next to the subscriptions button :)

    William Graham

    Eli Lieb will do!

  37. scott1747

    😢 💕

  38. Jeffery Chan

    Thank you for sharing. 💜

  39. mejadije

    YES, BUT those the days to remember ! YES YES YES TT, BUT those, BUT those, BUT those !

  40. Jzzalf

    Precioso.
    Included in my Youtube Canal PLAYGAY [LGTB VIDEOMUSIC] Nº 275 (Subscribe,THX)

  41. Luca Bertaia

    Eli, I hope that somebody will be able to discern the inner scars you mentioned and properly heal them. Until then, show your scars with fierceness and pride, because they mean you, at least once in a lifetime, gave your all and truly lived.

  42. Don Eugene

    Beautiful Eli....beautiful!

  43. 马小布

    you're beautiful, roar to the world Eli, will always follow you

  44. Julie Dylan 1329

    beautiful.

  45. maitreab

    I'm french and i love that you do Eli. And it's a pleasure to me to know your songs yo my friends

  46. Jeff Emmot

    Eli, this is a great song. I have enjoyed your music since you started posting on YouTube.

  47. Dulainn

    simply touching and wonderful <3 thank you!

  48. Ivan Igorevich

    hello from russia, best video ever. love u voice.!

  49. Richard Griffith

    ❤️ this song. 💜 the new album. Should be so much bigger than you are! Very unique and beautiful singer-songwriter!x

  50. Swietlana Pawlak

    Super Eli!!!!!

  51. Abbey Viado

    I love this song and thank you for sharing your life story! As a New Yorker, I can relate!

  52. Анастасия Гуслякова

    Eli very beautiful video! I feel that you're a kind man and I love the energy that comes from your songs, voice and your creativity. Your music is inspiring! And it can even make me feel better when I'm down. I wish you all the best in private life and career also. You're so sunny! Greetings from Russia!

  53. Prakash Sahu

    Very Beautiful.....
    Your Voice Is Just Awesome 😘😘😘
    All Of Your Songs Inspire Me To Move Forward In Life.
    Hug You🤗

  54. Sorachai Saelim

    😀❤️

  55. Angel Daniel Sosa Muñoz

    Your made me smile with yours old videos 😊

  56. Richárd Mavrák

    👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️ hugs from Hungary! 🎼🎤🎧 no1

  57. Robert Bareman

    Great song and video! I love it. And what a voice!

  58. Miguel Rivera

    Awesome song! Thanks for this :-)

  59. Chase River Music

    Amazingly cool and meaningful song. Probably the most powerful and poignant lyrics were those of you recounting what your father had said to you. Pure genius and talent to be able to seamlessly incorporate them into this wonderful song. Best to you always.

  60. Julian Velez

    Damn. Currently crying in a Freshii...

    I've been following you for yearrrss now, and I feel like I've had the privilege and honour to be allowed to see snippets of it. This song/video is amazing. From the opening line I had goosebumps. Thank you so much for always being so genuine and unapologetic with everything you do. I am a fan.

    Thank you for this.

  61. Yk Mak

    So hot and sexy

  62. Sandra Snyder

    Did O'Graidy break your heart? I didn't like his looks .

  63. RIKARDOMACHIO

    You are beautiful inside out. Show the world and dont expected any attention or recongnition. Just keep sending love, happiness and compassion. Keep working towards what s make you happy and People will find joy watching you. Share your jorney life and keep your eyes opened to litsen other as well. Hugs.

  64. RIKARDOMACHIO

    The Meaning of Life should not be related by loving only one life, but many. The meaning of life should be related in find your own happiness whithout depending other people's love and attention. The planet Earth is Beautiful full of magic places to be discovered and full of amazing of people to meet up. THeres no meaning of Life , you are the only one, who can gives Life a meaning. Trust me on this one

  65. 20Jordan Pederson

    This is the besta song ever

  66. Gabe Lazar

    Your journey is something worth being a part of and everyone around you should feel blessed. Even though I am only there with you with my words like these and those spins I give to your album and previous songs, I feel good to be seeing you doing what you like and being happy. If there is anything you ever struggle with I know you could do it yourself but also take a look around you, or just read the comments under your photos, videos. People love you, your soul. And nobody is surprised by that, you are a wonderful man!

  67. The Artist

    Wow, how awesome is this. Life is beautiful.

  68. Lawrence Doane

    Music,Lyrics and video are the best...💙💙💙

  69. Christopher Ejsmont

    This song is so so personal, intimate... and God.. about your father or past relationship... I didn't know it was like that. You are a great man.. Thank you for being honest and delivering high-quality music with a meaning. Listening to it is so different compared to the shit on the radio. Plese keep doing it.. it helps people like me, really.. we have many things in common, but not everyone has a chance or courage to talk about it. I wish I could speak about some things in my life or write songs about it, but I have no talent :(

  70. Joe Pepe

    Well done Eli. The visual and musical memories blended beautifully. Raw emotion!

  71. Willow Wong

    This song is beautiful. I've always had fleeting thoughts of self-doubt and anxiety, always thinking, 'maybe it's easier to give up.' But hearing your music and seeing your journey has convinced me to believe there is hope in celebrating every little moment in your every day life. Your music shows that even memories of heartbreaks can be healed and transformed into something beautiful. Thank you, Eli!

  72. Ioan Constantin

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE MY OPINION!!
    love from Romania!!

  73. Samson Wai

    Eli, your music is so great. Seems like you love traveling too... How about coming over to Hong Kong to perform some live shows? I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate your work! :)

    Sam

  74. Leo Joey

    what you're 35???

  75. Ruben Ramos

    Great work, we are so fortunate to have you.

  76. Johannes Ramharter

    Very nice Song!

  77. lieo li

    Ur so handsome,and this song is nice,I like it

  78. FunkYoyo

    This is such an uplifting song :) Thank you for sharing your journey and once again being so open. A much needed reminder to be daring and experience things even through the rough times. Sending love and happiness from Canada!

  79. Emanuel Daniel

    Beatiful song, great history. Congratulations for your baby

  80. EvolvingMindsUK

    Thank you for this Eli. It's a joy seeing you grow as an artist. I've loved your voice since I first heard you some years ago, and you just touch deeper into my heart with each song, especially this one, which has had me crying each time I've listened. This is so raw, it reminds me of friends who have their own scars from the monster they met hidden by the smile of seduction. I'm sorry you had that experience. Thank you for sharing your pain and showing how you find your joy. For there is joy here as well, the joy of living true to yourself, believing in yourself and cherishing each moment of life and the true friends you have. Your father's very wise words resonate into my memory now. Wishing you well and all the joy and success you deserve.

  81. John Broderick

    What beautiful word and yes your so right be true to yourself and live life to your fullest even if that one with all, in my heart i know you'll be happy and you shall love someone beautiful for you bless you friend and thanks for the amazing and wonderful word and music you have touch many of peoples heart in there lives . All way smile . So on that note i send you a big hug🤗🤗🤗😊

  82. falconknight

    I was SO HAPPY to see your new album came out. Have been listening since it released. Absolutely love this one. However, I would really LOVE to get a physical CD in hand but nowhere to find. :(

  83. joejoe5636

    This was just beautiful. Touched me in a way I have not felt for awhile. <3

  84. Tod B

    I first moved to NY in my early 20's and this brought back a flood of memories. Thank you for that and the honesty you bring to your work. I love the unique quality of your voice. Keep at it!

  85. 팔공

    ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ omg... my heart is yours.. now my favorit song is this!!!!!!

  86. martin eclectic

    fantastic - love it.

  87. Lena KaitoKuroiRico

    I don't even know why I never actually wrote any comments before, but I just wanted to say that you're one of my favourite singers like EVER xD Also it's so rare to find lgbt singer who don't just make songs about sex and flashy things, but things that truly matter. And your songs are so unique, pure raw emotions and relatable. Though a lot of them show so much past pain and that's so said, cause you're an incredible human being and you deserve only the best. This song was another masterpiece and just thanks for sharing it with us, and thanks for sharing footage that was too personal. By the way you look so cute with kids ^____^ ADORABLE :))) I think you'd be a great father :)

    And speaking about the message... you know I think we all go through a lot of sh*t in our lives but yeah... at the end of the day the only thing that matters is to remember that it don't defined us, but it makes us human being that we are and build our character. And also even though dark times there were always moments that made us laugh and smile and be happy about :)

  88. Adam Mustapha

    Always Eli makes me Love And accept who AM ! 💖

  89. Naim Abuyassin

    I Love the song und i love the singer too:)

  90. Przemysław Pytel

    Great :)

  91. archer66

    I Love you so much! This song is so moving, just continue making music. You are one of the only artists that makes me feel better for past things in my last that your songs bring out. Thanks for another great video, the footage was a nice addition. Hope to see more soon. 💕

  92. Dirk Van Haele

    These lyrics gave me goosebumps! Great song!

  93. 森森

    LOVE YOU ELI!

  94. TheCynedd

    Eli, your music (especially when accompanied by a video) never ceases to give me joy. Please continue to share your gift.

  95. Roy Kassey

    Brought memories flooding back....love and hugs from New Zealand

  96. Desmond Altair John Shepard

    Thank you, it's really beautiful. You look great. I love your music and you

  97. Edgar Vasquez

    Waooo another surprise from Eli. Great music man!!!