Now And ThenWritten by: Ray Davies
Published by: Davray Music Ltd.
In the beginning of it all there was the land
And the sea and she sky
Then into the middle of it all there came man
To live on the land.
And then a great nation
Put into operation an evolutionary plan
Now mighty corporations and politicians rule the land
Wish I could remember when
We were more innocent
Than all of those violent bitter men.
The world was much younger then
But we were much wiser then.
Before we were full of discontent.
It's too bad the simple ways came sadly to an end
I guess that's the difference between now and then.
In the beginning of it all there was the land.
We were much younger then
But we were much wiser then
We never questioned why or when
One day we'll be born again
Our lovers and friends will remain
To live in a world without suffering and pain
And I can see a day when enemies are friends.
And there'll be no distance between now and then.
In the beginning of it all there was the Land.
This song can be found on the following releases:stereo mix, recorded Jan-Apr 1989 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
|UK Jive||2 Oct, 1989||UK||London 828.165-1||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|UK Jive||2 Oct, 1989||UK||London 828.165-2||CD|
|UK Jive||31 Oct, 1989||USA||MCA MCA-6337||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|UK Jive||31 Oct, 1989||USA||MCA MCAD 6337||CD|
|Lost And Found (1986-89)||27 Aug, 1991||USA||MCA MCAD-10338||CD|
stereo mix, by The Survivors, recorded 1999
|Do It Again - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues||Jun 1999||USA||- -||CD|
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