That Was Then but This Is Now Lyrics

ABC


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Fry, Singleton, White
album: Track 1 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:34
producer: Gary Langan and ABC
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Mark White, Martin Fry and Stephen Singleton
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
co-producer: Gary Langan
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: David Bedford and ABC
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: Keith Nixon, John Kurlander and Bob Kraushaar
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
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



Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom