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TK/Jennifer Kimball

©1992

–Jealousy is a strange thing. It’s gotten hold of me in various ways quite a few times. Of all its primitive strains, however, maybe the most unusual one I’ve encountered is that one of feeling jealous of a sweetheart’s former lover. I’ve been known to say (half-jokingly), "There you go again-cheating on me before you knew me!"

I don’t remember much about working on this with Jennifer, but it was written during a period when we were writing quite a bit. There are several songs we collaborated on around that time that became staples in my shows-songs I still perform often.

Moon rising slow and I know you’re not sleeping
Whose story troubles your mind?
Somebody told you of someone before you
Someone I loved for a time

Baby that’s history
Baby that’s history
Just the way it used to be
Not how it is
It doesn’t mean a thing to me
And if ever it did
Baby that’s history
Water under the bridge

Some things about her I’ll always remember
Some I’ve forgotten somewhere on the way
I love you now and I’ll love you tomorrow
We can’t change yesterday

Baby that’s history
Baby that’s history
Just the way it used to be
Not how it is
It doesn’t mean a thing to me
And if ever it did
Baby that’s history
Water under the bridge

So tell me now
What’s the past to us today
But memory?
Baby that’s history

Baby that’s history
Baby that’s history
Just the way it used to be
Not how it is
It doesn’t mean a thing to me
And if ever it did
Baby that’s history
Water under the bridge

words & music: Tom Kimmel & Jennifer Kimball
©1992 Marada Music/Drala Music (admin. by Criterion Music Corp.)/Global Music (admin. by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP)/Second Wave Music/Full Keel Music/Friends and Angels Music (ASCAP)

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