You Can't Keep Liven In The Past

Album: The Singing Postman (1967)
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Songfacts®:

  • Running to around 2 minutes 12 seconds, the message of this song is that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. As usual, Smethurst draws on personal experience to make his point, his elderly mother gets a mention, as she does in several of his songs.

    The song was published as "You Can't Keep Living In The Past" in the 1966 Dick James Music anthology Songs of The Singing Postman Allan Smethurst Souvenir Album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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