♫ Reminiscing ♫

This song, first released by Australian rock music group Little River Band in July 1978, remains their greatest success, having peaked at #3 in the U.S.

The song is about a couple reminiscing about their past, recalling favorite songs and memories.  Along with AC/DC, the Little River Band was one of the first Australian rock groups to see commercial success in the US, selling over 25 million records and scoring 13 American Top 40 hits.

Reminiscing
Little River Band

Friday night it was late, I was walking you home
We got down to the gate, I was dreaming of the night
Would it turn out right?
How to tell you girl, I want to build my world around you
Wanna tell you that it’s true
I wanna make you understand I’m talking about a lifetime plan

Well that’s the way it began, we were hand-in-hand
Glen Miller’s band was better than before
We yelled and screamed for more
And those Porter’s tunes made us dance across the room
It ended all too soon
On the way back home I promised you’d never be alone

Hurry, don’t be late
I can’t hardly wait
I said to myself when we’re old
We’ll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park
And reminiscing

Friday night it was late, I was walking you home
We got down to the gate, I was dreaming of the night
Would it turn out right?
Now as the years roll on, each time we hear our favorite song
The memories come along
Older times we’re missing, spending the hours reminiscing

Hurry, don’t be late
I can’t hardly wait
I said to myself when we’re old
We’ll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park
And reminiscing

Songwriters: Graeham George Goble / Graham George Goble
Reminiscing lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

21 thoughts on “♫ Reminiscing ♫

  1. Little River Band, now there’s a group that I haven’t given a thought to in decades! I only have one album, “Backstage Pass” from early 1980. It is a double album, comprised of two single albums that had been released in Australia, I believe of their ’78 & ’79 tours. I first heard the song “It’s A Long Way There” on the radio, an 8+ minute song and fell in love. That is the first song on the first album and my favorite. Very fond of “Help is on It’s Way” that is also on the first album. My eldest daughter just came in to ask why I was singing this old song “Reminiscing” (it is a good one). She then gave me these tidbits…Little River Band still tours, there are no original members left, there are currently no Australians in the group! I’ll stick with my album, which by the way…she tells me is very sought after and for a good amount of money. I better keep that one hidden! Thank-you!

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    • Oh bother, eldest daughter made me forget that I was going to mention my most favorite unofficial holiday. National Nothing Day is a can’t be missed day, where there is no obligation to commemorate anything. I suppose it is better characterized as an un-event. It remained unofficial since its inception by Harold Pullman Coffin (that really was his name) in the early 70’s, because for it to become officially recognized requires an act of Congress (talk about doing nothing). “Pullman’s Needle” was his Associated Press column and he was known for his humorous one-liners. Although many of we elder diehards cling to the day, Pullman actually retired it in 1980, because National Printing Day took over this day, January 16th, and turned the non-celebration into a celebration. That sort of defeated the purpose of his Nothing Day!

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      • Well BUMMER!!! By the time I managed to get around to the afternoon/evening comments, I had already missed National Nothing Day, for now it is actually the 17th! If only I had known, I wouldn’t have done three loads of laundry, fixed a lovely chicken & noodles dish, grocery shopped, re-packaged meat, cleaned the downstairs bathroom, washed dishes and vacuumed! Not to mention written 3 blog posts! Nonetheless, thank you for that history and I shall mark it on my calendar for next year … now where IS that darned calendar???

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    • Thanks for the update info! I’m with you, though … I’ll stick with the old ones! Not even an Aussie in the band now??? Why, that’s like the Queen of England being Spanish! So, your daughter is, like her mother, also a walking music encyclopedia, eh?

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