All These Years is a song about a man who comes home early to find his wife in bed with another man. There’s no shouting, no violence, just the quiet realization that her affair has exposed the rot at the core of their marriage.
She said, “You’re not the man you used to be.”
And he said, “Neither is this guy.”
She said, “There’s some things you refuse to see
But I guess sometimes so do I.”
She made no excuse why she was lying there
She said the one thing she could say
“All these years, what have I done?
I made your supper and your daughter and your son
Still I’m here, and still confused
But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
All these years.”