"Always" as written by and Irving Berlin....
What were you thinking?
I have a right to know
Is there a reason
Other than your past
The great pretender
Why was I the last
To see through your skin
Is there a chance
You'll ever change

it's always the same
You're always to blame
Is there any way around it
I can't see
You walked out on her
You planned to be free
I'm trying not to point the finger
But it's killing me

What were you thinking
Were you thinking of me?
Did you see what they wrote
On the family tree?
I know it's over
It's all in the past
I need to forgive you
If I'm to last - will I ever change?

Take these pieces thrown away
Put them together from
Night 'n' day
Washed by the sun
Dried by the rain
To be my father
In the fatherless days


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"Always" as written by Irving Berlin

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    General CommentI think this song is about a father leaving his family. And the son (the narrator) is upset about it. But he then finds God, an even better Father.
    chiborinoon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you see the video that they play while they're doing this song you'll see that chiborino is right. It's about a family member thats angry at their father for walking out on the family. He then finds somewhat of forgiveness,through finding God-his new father.
    I think this song may relate some how to Jody Davis,because you can see the strange passion he put in this song live,when he was with the band. Or maybe he just liked the song.
    Soppysongson October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song. The final verse is fantastic, the music is so joyful...from such a sorrowful song to just one of pure hapiness. The hapiness that can only come with finding God...
    rowkem388on May 02, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is actually about John James. He was the lead singer for the band from 1985-1997, I think when the band "voted him off the island." They had found out that his wife had left him and he had a drinking problem so Peter Furler suggested that he "step down for a while" to sort things out. The song was written from the perspective of John James' daughter who was very young when her dad left. The beginning of the song says: "Is there a reason other than your past?" John James' father actually had the same problem as he eventually did. James, however, turned his life around by the sounds of things. He's now an evangelical speaker.
    I love the solo Jody does at the end. If you read into Jody Davis you find out that he left the band for his daughter and then he and his wife eventually split. He had custody of his daughter for several years and took care of her in Yuma, AZ before returning to the band. He's the best. It's hard to find a guy who really practices what he preaches :)
    guitargirllon September 24, 2009   Link

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