Music Monday: After All this Time by Rodney Crowell

Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it.


We are continuing on music eclectica as our theme for Music Monday.

In the late 80s and early 90s, I listened to a lot of country music. This was the time before it became inundated with yahoos and pickup trucks–no offense intended. Instead, there was a lot of really good music being made by singer/songwriters.

In 1988, Rodney Crowell had a huge album with Diamonds & Dirt, which I listened to so much that even all these years later (or after all this time, heh), I can probably sing all the lyrics first song to last.

The album had one of my favorite love songs of all time on it, After All This Time. The song isn’t just a flowery ode to love but a more realistic one, integrating the down days with the good days–all the emotions that make a real relationship. It won a Grammy for Best Country Song in 1990.

I listened to the song just a few moments ago. It’s still as strong now as it was then. (And, it’s fun to sing for karaoke!) Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

There was rain

That we outlasted

There was pain

But we got past it

There were last goodbyes still left unspoken

There were ways I should have thrilled you

There were days I could have killed you

You’re the only love my life has known

Songwriters: Rodney J. Crowell

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