"Past in Present" as written by and Leslie Feist....
The scarlet letter isn't black
Gotta know who's got your back
Because they're right in front of you
Because they're telling you the truth

So much present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so much past
Inside my present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so

La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la

Feeling it from dark to bright
When a wrong becomes a right
When a mountain fills with light
It's a volcano, it's a volcano
It's a volcano, it's a volcano

So much present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so much past
Inside my present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so much past
Inside my present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so much past
Inside my present, inside my present
Inside my present so, so much past


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"Past in Present" as written by Leslie Feist

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  • +2
    General Commentthis one almost sounds like 7/4 shoreline :)
    baybaybonbonon May 02, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentto me this song is about someone who is always really depressed - their past is something that they can't forget about in their day to day life. or just a lot of tragic events lead up to the depressed person she is. but when something she doesn't expect will happen - when a wrong turns right, she feels herself go from feeling dark to light
    watashaon December 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song reminds me of New York [mostly time square at night]. Because when I went there to visit, I played it soo much. It's the unofficial theme song of NYC for me.
    HottChocolayton July 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe scarlet letter isn’t black
    Gotta know who’s got your back
    Because they’re right in front of you
    Because they’re telling you the truth

    So much present inside my present
    Inside my present so…so much past
    Inside my present inside my past
    Inside my present
    So, so

    Feeling it from dark to bright
    When a wrong becomes a right
    When a mountain fills with light
    It’s a volcano, it’s a volcano
    It’s a volcano, it’s a volcano

    So much present, inside my present
    Inside my present
    So, so much past

    Inside my present, inside my present
    Inside my present
    So, so much past

    Inside my present
    Inside my present...
    So, so much past
    fursoftasfuron May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha yeah baybaybonbon. i always thought this song is soooo broken social scene-esque. i love it.
    petietothecoreon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe difference between Past and Present and 7/4 Shoreline is that the second is actually a pretty good song.Past In Present's lyrics are ridiculously redundant.
    StephenDaedaluson August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song probably sounds familiar to broken social scene, because she IS in broken social scene. other female artist that are in bss- the stars singer amy millan and metric singer emily haines
    meesahunton August 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of I Feel It All..
    lasthouron October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBSS Feist its all good.
    Llij27on January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLame, she got the lyrics all wrong.
    GonetoMacon March 08, 2008   Link

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