Backstreet Is Back
Claire Miles - May 24, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Backstreet is back, with their very first song in almost five years, and we’re jumping with joy.  On May 17th, they released Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and it doesn’t get more throwback than that.  A lot of their choreography might not really break your heart, but you’ll surely appreciate all the nostalgic vibes.


The music video is a total trip back to the ’90s with dance moves that are taken right from the old ones, making an epic combination of their best hits.  A.J Mclean released on twitter than the boys planning on releasing even more music, and Littrell also revealed that the gang were eager to release something new and create new memories.  After 25 years of singing the same songs, they are ready to grow together with their fans.