Song Lyrics - I'll Never Forget You

The time had come to settle down
I turned thirty and didn’t like the feeling
I met a young girl who took a liking to me
It was my heart she would soon be stealing
She asked me if I had a girl
I was surprised but I said no
She said, “I’ll be your girl”
I couldn’t believe how quickly she let it show
I’ll never forget you

We got married in five short months
Even though everyone said slow down
But the train left the station
And my worries never made a sound
It was a mistake from the day we met
But we didn’t know until it was too late
She always wanted to talk about God
Even though I never could relate
I’ll never forget you

It didn’t take long for her to become sad
She had left her parents for me
But she really wanted freedom
And didn’t realize it doesn’t come for free
Soon she found someone new
And told me she wished we never met
I said that goes for me too
And slammed the door so I could forget
I’ll never forget you

I was finally getting over her leavin’
I was ready to get on with my life
One night I looked across an upscale bar
And saw another man with my wife
I told my friends what was going on
As she gave me a look that I knew well
They all turned around to stare
One of them said, “What the hell?”
I’ll never forget you

I saw her one day on a downtown street
We were still drawn to one another
She had given me her soul and couldn’t take it back
But she mumbled something about my character
She couldn’t believe I would talk to her
But that I proved her mother right
She said I was a good man
I said a good man can also cause a fight
I’ll never forget you

I didn’t hate her but was glad to move on
I felt bad that our families were hurt
We brought them together and ripped them apart
The wedding was a banquet but divorce was the dessert
I can’t say she was the love of my life
But she planted something inside
I wondered if anyone would have me
I wondered if anyone would be my bride
I’ll never forget you

It happened again and now I’m alone
I think back on what I’ve done
I can’t seem to figure it out
I don’t know if I will ever find the one
The older I get the less I care
About love and having a lady
I wonder if it is too late for me
Sometime I think the answer is maybe
I’ll never forget you

She called me out of the blue
And wanted to talk about our marriage
She asked why I loved her
I wondered if she was sending a message
But she only wanted to talk
She was making the same mistakes with her husband
I told her she was a moral woman
And that’s what was needed by all her men
I’ll never forget you

She wanted to know if it was her or an idea
I said I can’t speak for them
But for me I wanted a dream instead of a girl
That was the mistake that I learned from
She seemed puzzled but it was all I could offer
I said go home and ask him how he feels
I told her to love what was true
And not chase a dream that wasn’t real
I’ll never forget you

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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

What a storyline from the heart. This was real or else your sense of story is very powerful and has a truth in the ring of it.

Life goes on and carries us with it. If this piece is based on reality, don't give up, life will answer you.

If this is your imaginative input, keep writing.

Either way, very inspirational and amazingly, very hopeful, just from the sheer power of the writing.

Your writing hits the spot. I'm not sure which spot, but it's a good feeling and I like the heart sharing. Compelling writing and irresistible in its authenticity.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@chspublish - Thank you. It's a true story and it's about my first wife.... I was 29 and she was 19 when we married back in 1987... we had a beautiful wedding. But in less than three years it was all over. She surprised me recently with the need to discuss our problems and why I had married her to begin with. She is having the same problems with her now 3rd husband and I guess like all of us she is trying to figure out how to break out of her patterns. I have no ill-will towards her. It was so long ago it's like a movie or a dream; not real. But at the same time I know I have been impacted because during the bad times my mind was scarred. The tension between two people who are not meant for one another is unbearable. I'm not a miserable person. I have options. I know I can find love. But I don't know if I can find compatibility and at this time in my life I don't want to make a mistake.


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

So heartfelt on your part, it's difficult, on my part, to not reply again. You have a compelling way with words.

If it's any help, can I say, as a way of comfort, or otherwise, that you don't give up - the answers and what you are looking for, are deep within yourself.

Sorry if I go on a bit, but I have seen your very compelling and endearing words many times passing before me. Since we are all 'dealing' in words on this site(HubPages, that is), I have to keep going. Please delete if this becomes annoying, because I can see you have many visitors and therefore many words pass before you.

Don't give up - the challenge is within oneself. When you find that place(s) within yourself which you seek and only you can seek this about yourself, then will you find that 'compatability' you seek. It will simply 'jump' out in front of you in the form of someone close at hand.

My apologies to the rest of the commentators who follow and may complain at my hogging of this site.

Have you tried that inner journey? The answers are there, believe me. If I knew you in your daily life, I would challenge you, a little, to seek the hidden answers within. (What do you want from yourself and what do you need from yourself? - Questions like that start the journey.)

Looks like your former wife was doing the same recently - seeking answers from you and maybe the answers she seeks are within herself.

Anyway, thanks for allowing me the space. I promise to be quiet now and let others in.

Thanks for being here.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@chspublish - First you are very kind to be so gentle and apologetic about your remarks. You are more than welcome to write as often and as much as you wish. It is a good thing for me to say something and have it reach another. There is probably an inner journey that I must take but I think I'm already on it. I have to work my way through to the other side. But as I said my main problem at times is cynicism about what a woman really wants from me. I cannot be the answer to all their dreams and fears. I just cannot and I do not ask that of anyone. It has to be some sort of relationship where we just enjoy each others company and can be supportive of the things we love. It sounds simple but it's hard to find. And I cannot at this point in my life allow the wrong choice to begin again. So I'm just biding my time I guess and waiting for either the right person or the right feeling about it all to arrive. In the meantime I try to live my life as a Father apart from his children....


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

Okay, well here I go again, therefore. From what you say, it sounds like the communication needs to be very clear between you and your lady - a would be lady or other former wife. It can be difficult to interpret what another wants and therefore that difficulty will lead to all sorts of complications.

I think, however, that if you experience this difficulty in a painful way, take comfort knowing you may have put it to good use - the pain, that is - and you have allowed the world, literally, to walk the walk with you as you seek that which you wish.

It's therefore, with great tentativeness that I remain on this site, babbling on. It's such a privilege when people, like yourself, open to others, to express yourself. We all get the chance to link up in a most soulful way, which can only be most satisfying. It makes your site an ideal place for writers, which kind of explains why it is so popular. It's what people need and you provide that.

If you were to take that thought into your next relationship, you wouldn't have to do anything nor feel you have to do anything, just do what you do, as you do it now. It's perfect and you're perfect, except perhaps, you don't realise that, but hundreds of others do. So maybe, take your cue from that. The magic you're seeking is already happening, all around you. Just, perhaps, treasure what you do, a little more. Maybe celebrate. There's no waiting. That's just a feeling, because, maybe, you haven't quite connected with the joy of yourself.

You talk about the right person or the right feeling - that, in my opinion, will only happen when you want it to happen.

From my experience of the world, I would say no one really wants anything from anybody. Do we really need other people or are we just looking for certain things?

The cynicism that you mention, is, perhaps, just a defense against further hurt. But who is hurting whom? And why?

Dare I say, open your eyes and ears to those around you, right now, and you will find the right person, probably standing quite close, but at this moment, you don't see it that way. That's the challenge.

Enough from me for now, 'cos this is turning into a hub, albeit a preaching one. Thanks again for your open spirit that allows so many in. Celebrate that today - do something physical like jump up and down or sing about the joy you bring to so many - and watch the magic happening around you. Can you see it? Can you feel it with those near you? You've got it, believe me...I know these things. Why else would I talk to you like this, across the miles(4,587)?

Let me know if and when you connect with the magic that is yourself.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very beautiful and an up up and away without a doubt.

Take care and I wish you a great day.

Eddy.


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

The words were sweet,yet sad. Beautifully written lyrics, thank you for sharing.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@chspublish - I'm sorry that I took so long to respond to your wonderful comment. I read it again just now and I feel that you are too kind to me! But I do have much to cherish and I am flattered by those who take the time to post here and contemplate the things I say. I needed to write this hub for myself I guess and it helps in sorting out my true feelings. I'm still working on them. Thank you again for all your comments and maybe you should create a hub so that all can read your words.

@Eiddwen - Thank you again! You have a great day too...

@pmccray - Thank you... yes it's sad because two good people brought out the worst in each other and now so many years later we realize what we did to one another...

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