That Was Then But This Is Now
by ABC

Album: Beauty Stab (1983)
Charted: 18 89
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  • Why make the past your sacred cow?
    I guess you've changed, you've changed and how
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Fruit's grown rotten on the bough
    Reap what you sow, with a counterfeit plough
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    That was then but this is now

    More sacrifices than an Aztec priest
    Standing here straining at that leash
    All fall down
    Can't complain, musn't grumble
    Help yourself to another peace of apple crumble
    And consequently:
    Hearts of oak are charged and blistered
    Russians should be baby-sitted
    Americans enlisted

    That was then but this is now
    That was then but this is now
    That was then but this is now
    Writer/s: FRY, SINGLETON, WHITE
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 31st 1983, ABC performed "That Was Then, But This Is Now” on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Just under a month later on January 29th, 1984 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; though it only peaked at #89 it did reach #13 in Ireland...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the British quartet also performed "S.O.S."; it reached #39 in the United Kingdom but didn't chart in the U.S.A.
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