"Forever and Ever Amen" as written by and Paul Overstreet Don Schlitz....
Everybody knows
You don't get what you plan
And everybody runs away from what they don't understand
Everybody hides away the guilt of their youth
And everybody wonders why no one ever tells the truth
Mmm

Everybody knows that everybody wants
And everybody has their ghosts
That emptiness that haunts
When everybody adds it up
They've lost more than they've won
And everybody wishes they were just like everyone

Forever and ever amen
Forever and ever amen
Mmm
Forever and ever amen
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Forever and ever amen
Ooh

Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)
Forever and ever amen (Ooh)

Forever and ever, amen
Forever and ever, amen


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  • +2
    General CommentAnd everybody wonders why no one ever tells the truth


    This line just gives me chills everytime.
    You know, I love OTH, it's my favorite show and alot of people knock it and crack on it, but I'll tell you this.
    There has been no greater music than the music OTH has opened up to America.

    I love 8mm.
    teslanicholeon March 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe verses show the common thoughts and contemplations of human nature. We all wonder why people lie, we all know that the world is cruel, and we all know we have things in life that will stay with us til the day we die. Forever and Ever amen is right. It never changes
    snh311on June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I heard this on One Tree Hill and I really like it.
    ifyouleaveon December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that the last line before the repeated lines of "Forever and ever amen" is "Any everybody wishes they WERE just like everyone"
    Anyway, it is an amazing song with beautiful lyrics that are so true. I first hear it on One Tree Hill as well and loved it right away. It is one of my favourite songs. I love the message behind it. :)
    dani_bananion December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an awesome song! after i heard this song(which was on One Tree HIll ;) ) i went out and bought the album. its a great album. Does anyone have the lyrics to the hidden track that comes on after this song?
    iluvothon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it's weren't.


    Everybody knows you don't get what you planned
    And everybody runs away from what they don't understand
    Everybody hides away the guilt of their youth
    And everybody wonders why no one ever tells the truth

    Everybody knows that everybody wants
    And everybody has their ghosts, that emptiness that haunts
    When everybody adds it up they've lost more than they've won
    And everybody wishes they weren't just like everyone

    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen

    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen

    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    Forever and ever amen
    killstaron March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsnh311 got a great interpretation
    Snuggleron April 10, 2009   Link

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