ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK lyrics - That Was Then

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
"That Was Then"

I would lie awake and cry at night
That was then, this is now
I had an anger that was strong enough
And I would face the things, I run from now
And everything we did was wonderful
Now it's practical, and I don't know how
All the moves we made were done for love
Now it's not enough, it seems somehow
And all the feelings that I knew would last
Well they are gone, where are they now
And you were beautiful and dangerous
And now you've sacrificed, some sacred cow
And I would listen to the things you said
They all made sense, why don't they now
Oh, not a penny in our pockets then
We never worried, so why do we now

Standing tall against my destiny
Oh I had visions, and I could see
I would walk a thousand miles for you
But that was then, that was then
This is now, this is now
Look at me now
This is now

Over decades things are changing me
I have no energy, where am I now
Too many people seem in need of me
When I was younger, I felt so free
Can you see the things I care about
They're not important now, time's run out
And only memories are left with me
This shallow history, becomes my destiny
I would lie awake and cry all night
That was then
This is now
Oh, this is now