For awhile, to love was all we could do
We were young and we knew
In our eyes were alive
Deep inside we knew our love was true
For awhile, we paid no mind to the past
We knew love would last
Every night, something right
Would invite us to begin the day

Something happened along the way
What used to be happy was sad
Something happened along the way
And yesterday was all we had

And, oh, after the love has gone
How could you lead me on
And not let me stay around ?
Oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
What used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found ?

For awhile, to love each other with all
We would ever need
Love was strong for so long
Never knew that what was
Wrong, oh, baby, wasn’t right
We tried to find what we had
Till sadness was all we shared
We were scared
This affair would lead our love into

Something happened along the way
Yesterday was all we had
Something happened along the way
What used to be happy is sad
Something happened along the way
Yesterday was all we had
And, oh, after the love has gone
How could you lead me on
And not let me stay around ?
Oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
What used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found ?

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
What used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found ?


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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs. It does not need much in the way of interpretation. It is just a straightforward breakup song.
    ChampionLoveron January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with above comment. They were young and in love and thought it would last forever, til one person lost interest...
    melon_on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe "love" wasn't even love at all, merely lust. Once that thrill is gone, there is absolutely nothing left in the relationship.
    craigbenjion February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    chocolatelover93on July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs in the 20th century in my opinion. if this doesn't move you, you should check yourself. this has "Pure Gold" written all over it.
    and this song is amazing both in the studio version and when it's played live. long live EW&F.
    borntoloseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTruly amazing. My girlfriend I loved very much dumped me and I ended up listening to this. These lyrics fit me perfectly..
    SpicyAumuaon April 18, 2011   Link

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