Bob Nesom
Beyond a Memory (incl. Second Thoughts, Lookin' Back Baby)
Lyrics
I know we can't go back
To where we were
A long time ago

One chance
Is all we get
Then another, and then no more

But beyond
The Stars and sea
From heaven above
As far as I will see

My town reminding me
Friendships last
Beyond a memory

Beyond a memory
Friendships last beyond a memory
Beyond a memory
Friendshps last beyond a memory

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na

I walk back down to my neighborhood
I feel older but don't tell me I should
I know who I am so don't tell me why
How to feel good when my tears don't dry
How to feel good when my tears don't dry
How to feel good when my tears don't dry!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Care a little with a c'est la vie!

I'm a working man with dreams that don't die
But if you hear life's easy you know it's a lie
Compromise beatin' and wearing me down
But I keep standin' with my feet on the ground
I keep standin' with my feet on the ground
I keep standin' with my feet on the ground!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Give me a smile and set me free!

I got a family and a mortgage to pay
And a dog and a job and another day
And I'm the same soul who long ago
Had big dreams but less to show
Had big dreams but less to show
Big, big dreams but less to show!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Give me a smile and set me free!

More to life than dreams my friend
But they keep you smilin' to the very end
You somehow know what I'm talkin' about
Somethin' like hopin' but livin' with doubt
Somethin' like hopin' but livin' with doubt
Somethin' like hopin' but livin' with doubt!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Give me a smile and set me free!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Give me a smile and set me free!

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought more me!
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Have a second thought for me!

Lookin' back baby
We did a whole lotta livin'
Lookin' back baby
We did a whole lotta lovin'

Bein' in a baby boom
Eaten with a plastic spoon
Playing to the major tunes
Of rock n' roll
Make love, not war
Hate less, give more
Say what a day
Far away, no more! I say...

Lookin' back baby
We did a whole lotta livin'
Lookin' back baby
We did a whole lotta lovin'

Learnin' how to be a man
After kissin' n' holden hands
My sweetest friend
Drove me out of my mind!
Go away, no way
Come back, please stay
Say what a day
Far away no more! I say...

Lookin back baby
We did a whole lotta livin'
Lookin' back baby
We did a whole lotta lovin'

Baby I give you every little thing you need
I love the pretty way you ask me please
Put down the phone, don't make me wait
I can change my mind, so don't you hesitate
Kiss me, touch me
Tell me you love me
Say what a day
Far away no more!

Lookin back baby
We did a whole lotta livin'
Lookin back baby
We did a whole lotta lovin'


Credits
Lyrics Credits: Bob Nesom
Music Credits: Bob Nesom
Producer Credits: Charles Vitale
Publisher Credits: Bob Nesom
Performance Credits: Made in Revere (incl. Dana West on lead guitar and Jean Ellsworth on Lookin Back Baby)
Label Credits: Merrymen Productions
Description
Short Song Description:
Love for the town one's from and enduring friendships and memories. Third part, "Lookin' Back Baby" is sung by Joe Merullo.
Long Song Description:
Beyond a memory works with the concept of living in the moment can mean continuing to experience good times of the past despite changes.
Story Behind the Song:
Growing up in the neighborhoods of Revere, Massachusetts.
Metadata
Song Length: 8:00
Primary Genre: Rock-Easy Listening
Secondary Genre: Rock-Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: Change
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later