Ultimate Playlist #250: All These Years

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.”

One thought on “Ultimate Playlist #250: All These Years

  1. Very sad and emotional song of a couple who have lost each other emotionally, and realize what has happened after all these years. What a lonely and heartbreaking place to be in a marriage, you look back and ask ‘after all these years”, and you know both of you have grown apart so far, and neither of you really care. I am sure a lot of people have “lived this song”, listening to it, makes me really think and appreciate that fortunately I have never lived this song. Never take your spouse for granted. I always liked the group Sawyer Brown, boy did they make a lot of good music together. Another great selection Egg!

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