Living In The Past

Words & Music:

Ian Anderson


[note that this song is in 5/4]


D      C   G   D        C    G D       C     G    D

Happy, and I'm smiling, walk a mile to drink your water.

You know I'd love to love you, and above you there's no other.

G        F   C   G         F   C  G        C     G  F    C

We'll go walking out while others shout of war's disaster.

D         C  G  D       C        G      C  G   D

Oh, let's be forgiving, let's go living in the past.


Once I'd used to join in, every boy and girl was my friend.

Now there's revolution but they don't know what they're fighting.

Let us close our eyes, outside their lives go on much faster.

Oh, be forgiving, we'll keep living in the past.


Oh, be forgiving, let's go living in the past.

Oh, no, no, be forgiving, let's go living in the past.


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