Don't Look Back

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If it's love that you're running from
There is no hiding place
Love has problems but they're problems we'll just have to face
If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
We're gonna walk and don't look back
We're gonna walk and don't look back

If your first lover let you down
There's something that can be done
Don't lose your faith in love because of what he's done
If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
We're gonna walk and don't look back
We're gonna walk and don't look back

Places behind you there to remind you

Love can be a beautiful thing
Though your first love let you down
Though I know love can mend
The second time around
But if you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
We're gonna walk and don't look back
We're gonna walk and don't look back

Places behind you there to remind you

We're gonna walk and don't look back
We're gonna walk and don't look back
We're gonna push and don't look back
We're gonna walk and don't look back

Don't Look Back (Live 1980)
Written byWilliam "Smokey" Robinson & Ronnie White
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 2, 1980, Canvey Island, England
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsGet Happy!! (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003

First known performance:
April 2, 1980, Canvey Island, England
Last known performance:
September 18, 1982, Aberdeen, Scotland
     (30 known performances)


Get Happy!!Get Happy!! album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Temptations  1965  B-side of "My Baby" single Wikipedia
 Peter Tosh  1966
Bobby Womack  1970  B-side of "I'm Gonna Forget About You" single
 The Persuasions  1970
 Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger  1978 Bush Doctor Wikipedia
 Teena Marie  1979
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes  1984
Al Green  1993 Don't Look Back AllmusicAmazon

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