This song kicks off "LifeLongLove" -- a collection of songs that will unspool the saga of how JackBrown met a girl half a lifetime ago and how he almost blew a perfect thing. The chronicle starts here.
Setting: A walk-in closet. Smells like leather & old Polo. The big anniversary party starts in about an hour.
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i’m gonna tell a story and it’s a good one too
i think the time has come
to sing about me & you, you & me
how we came to be
i wanna tell the tale and put all the good stuff in
but where do i begin?
after all this time it’s hard to remember now
just how this whole thing started
how it came about so long ago, many years ago
we’ve got an old love story that needs a fresh new spin
so where do i begin?
so i’m thinking back to our early days
but the memories are in a haze
what was i like before we met?
well, it’s been so long that i forget
i know that it’s not over, our best is yet to come
but i think it’ll do us good to remember where we came from
i’m going back, way way back
i’m gonna tell our story and feel it all again
I’ll be smart and use my art to chart out my heart
and I’ll start with the part before you come in
that’s where I’ll begin
so let’s just dive right in
now it’s time to
begin . . .