"Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago" as written by Dale Dodson, Dean Dillon and Lee Ann Womack....
Lookin' in the bathroom mirror puttin' my makeup on
Maybelline can't hide the lines of time that's gone
I weighed 105 soakin' wet, I'd knock 'em dead in that sun dress
Had it all just too young to know,
That was twenty years and, two husbands ago
I remember when he took my hand and said "I do"
And the kitchen I was standing in, when he said "I'm through"
And I swore I'd never fall back in, put my heart through that again
Never let somebody get that close
But that was twenty years and, two husbands ago
Water under the bridge
I guess that's all life really is, that's just the way it is
Driving the kids to school today, it occurred to me
With all the wrong turns I've made,
I'm where I should be
But I go back there from time to time
Lookin' for that peace of mind,
And find it's always just a dead-end road
Yeah that was twenty years and, two husbands ago
Water under the bridge
I guess that's all life really is, that's just the way it is
Lookin' in the bathroom mirror puttin' my makeup on


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"Twenty Years and Two Husbandsago" as written by Dean Dillon Dale Dodson

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    My InterpretationWhen you are older, you understand what it is to look back across the vast gulf of the past - your past - and have to accept that what's gone, is gone. I've rarely heard a song nails this feeling quite like this one.

    Lee Ann sings with a sad recognition that somehow, 20 years have gone by and with it her youth, innocence, and beauty (putting her makeup on). She's made mistakes, but doesn't make excuses for them: "That's just the way it is..."

    Indeed...
    ctlizyrdon December 20, 2012   Link

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