My Music
40 Years

Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes etc


This song was inspired by a meeting in 2018 with one of my first girlfriends who, as you may have guessed from the title, I had not seen for a very long time. It was an emotional reunion and nature conspired to provide us with an appropriately dramatic backdrop.  It was the hottest day of the year; it hadn’t rained for months but a ferocious storm changed all that. As if that wasn’t enough there was also a lunar eclipse that day.

Here are the lyrics:

Forty years - is a mighty long time,
Since I was yours and you were mine.
Not built to last, derailed so fast,
The cards were dealed.

Forty years - a broken heart,
Young lovers ripped apart.
Something died, the paths divide,  
Our fate was sealed.

Forty years - since I saw your face.
Reunited, by mysterious grace.
Our stories told, a hand to hold,
A wound revealed.

Forty years, they passed so soon,
Shadow of the earth eclipsed the light of the moon.
An ancient pain, washed away by the rain:
Something got healed,
Something got healed,
Something got healed.


© Copyright Jez Alborough 2018

Recorded in Richmond, Surrey by Jez Alborough and Big Wav Productions.
With thanks to Major Baldini



Site designed by Jez Alborough and Matthew Wherry and built by Matthew Wherry.
All content © Jez Albrough 2008 - present unless otherwise stated.