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’80s flashback: “The Living Years”

posted by jmcgee

A friend posted this on her Facebook page. It struck me as particularly apt for November, the month of falling leaves and darkening skies, when we remember in a special way those who have gone before us, and pray that they find their way into heaven. (Hey, whatever happened to Mike and the Mechanics, anyway??)



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Daniel formerly from Knoxville

posted November 5, 2010 at 7:58 am


I remember this very well ! I wish I knew what happened to ” Mike and the Mechanics “. This song is both sad / regretful & hopeful, kind of like ” Cat’s in the Cradle ” by the late Harry Chapin. It’s perfect for the Fall. It makes me think of my relationship with my late father a little.



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Ron Thibodeaux

posted November 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm


Great song; has been a favorite of mine for a long time. The lead singer, Paul Carrack, also does a nice version of this song in Ringo Starr’s 2003 All-Starr Band concert video.



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