"Past, Present and Future" as written by and Jerry/butler Leiber....
The past, past, well now let me tell you about the past
The past is filled with silent joys and broken toys,
laughing girls and teasing boys,
Was I ever in love? I called it love- I mean, it felt like love,
There were moments when, well, there were moments when

Present, Go out with you? Why not
Do I like to dance? Of Course,
Take a walk along the beach tonight? I'd love to,
But don't try to touch me, don't try to touch me
'cause that will never happen again,
Shall we dance

[Instrumental]

The future, tomorrow? well tomorrows a long way off
Maybe someday I'll have somebody's hand
Maybe somewhere someone will understand
You know I used to sing- a tisket a tasket a green and yellow basket
I'm all packed up and I'm on my way and I'm gonna fall in love,
But at the moment it doesn't look good
At the moment it will never happen again

I don't think it will ever happen again.


Lyrics submitted by Prisoner.I.Was

"Past Present and Future" as written by George Morton Artie Butler

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    General Commentthere's a small mistake in the lyrics
    it's "silent joys" not "violent joys"
    i think this song is about a girl who was hurt either emotionally or physically by her first "love" and she's so scared that it will happen again that she is cutting herself off from love for the rest of her life
    ivegotamouseon July 19, 2008   Link

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