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While Phil Collins was pursuing his solo career in 1985,
Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford (born: 10/2/50 in
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) formed the pop/rock band
Mike + the Mechanics. Featuring Rutherford (bass), former
Ace and Squeeze member Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboards;
born: 4/22/51 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England), ex-Sad
Cafe member Paul Young (vocals; b: 6/17/47; d: 7/15/00),
keyboardist Adrian Lee, (b: 1957 in Melbourne, Australia)
and drummer Peter Van Hooke (b: 4/6/50; d: 4/6/98), the
group released their More...


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thank you for the song | Reviewer: Beth Daly
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

my father left when i was 8 and when i was 38 i woke up soaking wet in sweat my now x husband asked me what was wrong? i said i think my dad just died! i was suppose to meet him and ask questions i did to the crumbled up papers my thoughts were all over the place he died 1 week before i was able to ask him n yes my dad did die the day i felt it what crazy crap it wasBeth

heart wrenching lyrics | Reviewer: Tony
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

I have an aunt who died this morning after a long battle with cancer. I was the one who had to tell my dad. They hadnt spoke in years which I find terribly sad. Now its too late to make up and after all life is too short for bitter feuds. I plan never to make the same mistake with my family. I guess this song brings it all in to perspective.

mother | Reviewer: carol
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

when i was leaving the hospital after my mom had her first heart attack this song came on the radio. it is a very sad song but it is all so true. i try to teach others to remember this lesson. you never know when you have spoken your last words to someone that you cant take back.

memories of my father in law John Bell (son Gary John Bell) | Reviewer: mandy
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

My ex husband loves this song it reminds him so much me his father who died 20years ago (but he need nt keep cutting himself up whenever if hears it cos his dad knew only too well that he loved him so:-)

memories | Reviewer: k26
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

20 years ago we got a call from the hospital, my dad was in getting a routine test done, he would not survive the night they told us, his heart had failed - we got in the truck and drove there - when the radio came on, this song was playing. Timing is everything I guess, miss my Dad every day and I listen to this song every year on the anniversary of his death

It is too late when we die | Reviewer: jdj
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

Heard this song for the first time in mid August 2006 and made me think about my father who I had not talked to in years because of family problems. Less than a month later he passed. Everytime I hear this song it reminds me of him.

The Living Years | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

I had a row with my mother on the morning of her death and never had the chance to say sorry or how much I loved her.I will be sending the lyrics to my children so hopefully they and I will never make that mistake again

THE LIVING YEARS | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

My father was a sucessful business man, but failed miserably as a family man to all of his children. He had his favorites, but still lacked what we really needed. Nothing I did was ever good enough for him. Unfortunately he spent the last 8 years of his life suffering from Altzhimers, and did not know any of us. He died leaving 4 children and a step daughter wishing he had his priorities right. Now I find my son saying he loves me, but fails in showing it. As I enter my 60's I hope time doesn't run out on us. I sent him the words...hopefully he reads them!

Too true | Reviewer: L Kay
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

My Dad died last week. Luckily he knew I loved him, and I knew he loved me. But I have two sisters who aren't speaking and life is SO too short. I really like what others have said-

"let go of the anger; you can't change anyone else but you can change yourself"

"My family seems to think that everyone in it is disposable."

Thanks for that, folks. I WILL send this to my sisters, with your comments. Bless you all, and bless Mike Rutherford for such a gem.

ITS TOO LATE | Reviewer: Jesse
    ------ About the song The Living Years performed by Mike & The Mechanics

My father and mother separated when I was pretty young. In my naive mind, I used to believe they would get together again and we would be a family once more. I passed up so many visits, he died when I was in second grade forty years ago. So many things I need to say but its too late for me. He needed to know that I loved him. Call your mom, hug your kids, let go of the anger; you can't change anyone else but you can change yourself. A truer song was never sung.


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