Jeff Ashbaker
That Was Then and This is Now
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That Was Then and This is Now
© J.C. Ashbaker 8/2010

It wasn't easy then and now it's not so hard
We used to work at it, now we're playing in the yard
Everybody finds their own way to look back
It's hard to separate the fiction from the fact
So how it was, is probably somewhere in between
The things that really happened and what we'd rather dream

But we could build it up and we could tear it down
We were right when we were wrong
Nothing last that long

Cuz, that was then and this is how we do it now
Everything is different, but we're still the same somehow
Even though it's upside down, the wheels go 'round and 'round
Yesterday's beyond what time allows
That was then and this is now
We never had enough, we always wanted more
We were gonna leave our mark, we were gonna change the world
We used to move so fast, that time was left behind
Day to day & by and by now, time is hard to find
So when we stop to think on what has come to pass
Do we let it fill our hearts or kick us in the ass

Cause, we can build it up or we can tear it down
Or we can do what history does
Leave it as it was

--Repeat Chorus--

Bear in mind what came before us
Believe in wonders yet to come
Everything is here or there
-Repeat Chorus-
Lyric Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Music Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Performance Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Song Length: 4:47
Primary Genre: Folk-Rock
Secondary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: History, Past
Mood 1: Troubled
Language: English