Too many years

I opened the door and I found I was looking at danger
It’s been so many years but we’re hiding our faces like strangers
She says that she’s got to go but there ain’t no way
I’m letting her walk while there’s something to say
It’s been too many years
to watch our hearts die in this way.
She’s feeling a time for a seasonal change and she’s yearning
To shake the trees of our love in the streets where the leaves are for burning
All things on this earth were made for the dying
One look in my soul says there just ain’t no use trying
It’s been too many years
to watch our hearts die in this way
In an unwritten time I thought that life was for sharing
And living together was simply a matter of caring
But things did not work out like I planned
and alienation has left me here damned
It’s been too many years
to watch our hearts die in this way

– Jorma Kaukonen

The dilemma of seeming to know each other too well, for too many years, becoming almost strangers. Unfortunately, there is no rendition of this wonderful song by ex-Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen on Youtube.

Posted for One Single Impression and The Stranger.


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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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9 Responses to Too many years

  1. Wonderful composition, one that laments on a relationship gone astray! There is indeed a sort of poetic tragedy in such an occurance

  2. What beautiful, heartfelt lyrics…thank you for sharing them!

  3. SandyCarlson says:

    I know the feeling. It can give way to indifference and agony.

  4. Nara Malone says:

    This is a wonderful example of how we grow apart. I wish it was on You Tube.

  5. Tumblewords says:

    This is told with such loss and lamentation. A truth many people feel and experience. Surely heartfelt.

  6. Thank you all for reading & commenting. This is a wonderful song – one of my very favorites. (It can be listened in on & bought at iTunes, for example.)

  7. spacedlaw says:

    The danger of knowing the other so well is that you might stop looking at them. The more you think you know them the more you are losing them.

  8. patois says:

    This is too painful, really, for me to read. I feel it far too strongly.

  9. Pearl says:

    sounds like Hank Williams Sr. time.

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