"Old Love" as written by and Eric Patrick/cray Clapton....
I can feel your body
When I'm lying in bed
There's too much confusion
Going around through my head

And it makes me so angry
To know that the flame still burns
Why can't I get over?
When will I ever learn?

[Chorus:]
Old love, leave me alone
Old love, go on home

I can see your face
But I know that it's not real
It's just an illusion
Caused by how I used to feel

And it makes me so angry
To know that the flame will always burn
I'll never get over
I know now that I'll never learn

[Chorus]


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"Old Love" as written by Eric Clapton Robert Cray

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    General CommentThis is about loving someone so much that after the relationship is over, thoughts of this person overload the brain and you are left wishing you could just get over him/her and stop thinking about them.. but its not that easy because you used to be so close that they will remain part of u forever.
    Just a Girlon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song was covered by John Mayer on 5 March 2002. It's a great version if you can track it down...
    skipon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay c'mon now, 2 (now 3) comments.. to old love? BEST break up song. john mayer cover almost as good.. cant top eric
    jhandson June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis may be one of the most clear cut examples that few people listen to good music this day and age. for goodness sake...old love! if you go check out good charlottle or green day you'll probably see a million comments on a million different songs, yet "old love" by eric clapton, now, has 4.
    trppnbllyon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song - but especially the acoustic version that Eric does on his "Unplugged" album. Whenever it plays, I have to keep repeating it about 5 or 6 times before I let the CD go to the next song. I do the same when it comes on my iPod. The song is really sad, though, and reminds me now of my ex, who I love still, but he had his own "old love," and I guess he is now back with her. Hurts, but the song is still just amazing. If you don't have Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" CD or the whole thing through iTunes (I assume iTunes has it), get it!!
    Txwmon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't agree more with the #1 comment
    evh5150on December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother song about Pattie and the aftermath of their divorce. Clapton once again pouring out his heart.
    etriganon January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is specically about pattie boyd, saying that he though he loved her so much through out the years he knew that he would always love her but never like he did before.
    ania1234on February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow. came across this song on random on my playlist( got his unplugged and only listed to layla really) and was completely blown away. i have to say i love and hat this song cause its so great but makes me hurt so much for someone that i just cant let go.
    vampireXon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot only does Clapton beautifully bleed his heart out lyrically but his guitar weeps over losr love throughout this masterpiece... Brilliant...

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    duds11on August 27, 2011   Link

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