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
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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.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.