All These Years

Sawyer Brown

About All These Years

"All These Years" is a song written by Mac McAnally, originally recorded on his 1992 album Live and Learn. It was later recorded by American country music group Sawyer Brown. It was released in November 1992 as the second single from their album Cafe on the Corner. Their version peaked at 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, in addition to being a minor AC hit, peaking at 42 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.


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She likes adventure with security
And more than one man can provide
She planned adventure feeling sure that he
Would not be home ‘til after five

He turned on the lights and turned them off again
And said the one thing he could say
All these years
Where have I been
Well I've been down the road from work and home again
And I'm still here, until I'm gone
And don't you rub it in too hard that I've been wrong
All these years

She said you're not the man you used to be
And he said, Neither is this guy
She there's some things you refuse to see
But I guess sometimes so do I

She made not excuse why she was lying there
She said the one thing she could say
All these years 
What have I done
I made your supper and your daughter and your son
Still I'm here, and still confused
But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
All these years

I'm still here and so confused 
But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
All these years

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Sawyer Brown

Sawyer Brown is an American country music band founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band: Bobby Randall (guitar) and Jim Scholten (bass guitar), both from Midland, Michigan; Joe Smyth (drums), Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard (keyboards), and Mark Miller (lead vocals). After King retired in 1981, the five members decided to form a band, first choosing the name Savanna before switching to Sawyer Brown, also the name of a road near where they practiced. more »

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Written by: MAC MCANALLY

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10 facts about this song

"All These Years" is a track from the album "The Dirt Road" by Sawyer Brown. This album, released in 1992, is the band's eighth studio recording.
Chart Performances
The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, showcasing its popularity among country music fans at that time.
"All These Years" was written by Mac McAnally, a Mississippi-born songwriter who is also a successful country music artist in his own right and has written songs for various artists including Kenny Chesney and Alabama.
The song tells a bittersweet story of a man who discovers his wife's infidelity, reflecting on their shared history and expressing his despair and heartbreak over her betrayal.
Music Video
The music video for "All These Years" features the band performing the song intercut with scenes relating to the song lyrics. The video was directed by Michael Salomon, an accomplished director who has worked with many famous country artists.
Live Performances
Sawyer Brown often includes this song in their live performances, with lead singer Mark Miller's emotional renditions of the song's story testifying to his and the band's showmanship and musicianship.
Cover Versions
"All These Years" has been covered by several artists, demonstrating its enduring appeal and influence within country music. Notable covers include those by pianist Jim Brickman and singer Collin Raye.
Award Nominations
In 1993, Sawyer Brown was nominated for Top Vocal Group at the Academy of Country Music Awards, largely due to the success of "All These Years."
The song remains one of Sawyer Brown's most well-known songs and has helped to define their reputation as a top country group. It has left a lasting legacy in country music, demonstrating the genre's ability to tell powerful stories through song.
Band Singing Style
The vocal harmonies in "All These Years" are a signature of Sawyer Brown's music. They blend traditional country music elements with a rock 'n' roll vibe, which is dubbed as "country pop". This song is a prime example of their unique style.

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