The Magic of Journey's "After All These Years"

Jeremy Mailman By Jeremy Mailman, 29th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Legendary rock band Journey comes back with a hit song that touches one’s loving heart. A Jonathan Cain masterpiece sang by their newfound lead singer with a golden voice Arnel Pineda. It is magical and a pot of gold under the rainbow.

Most requested song

After all these years you stood by me, the days and nights that I was gone. After all these years, you sacrificed, believed in me and you stood strong. And with our love, there’s nothing left to fear… after all these years.” This powerful message of love will not fail to move two people who are deeply in love and have been faithful to each other through the years of their relationship.

This is the heartwarming theme of classic rock band Journey’s new song “After All These Years” from their 2009 platinum hit album Revelation. Radio stations around the country played it when it was released and instantly became one of the most requested songs overnight.

Jonathan Cain masterpiece

The piece was composed by keyboardist Jonathan Cain who also penned the band’s other hit love ballads Faithfully and Open Arms. Journey’s comeback was anchored on this powerful composition and their amazing discovery of new lead singer Arnel Pineda who sang the song.

A music of love

After All These Years is a tearjerker song. Couples in love immediately made it their theme song and the music to be played during their wedding anniversaries.

“Faded wedding photograph, you and me in our first dance. Our eyes are closed, we’re lost in one sweet embrace. Since those days, the world has changed but our love remains the same. God knows we’ve had our share of loving grace.” These lyrics instantly capture one loving heart and bring back memories of unforgettable first moments of marriage.

“I’m so proud of all the blessings you have given me. The mountains we have climbed to get this far. We’ve learned to take the laughter with the tears… after all these years.” Beautiful words of tribute for a loved one.

“You make it feel all brand new, with all the fires that we walked through. Against the odds, we never lost our faith. In a house we made our own where our children all have grown. Precious moments, time cannot erase.” All the lines in the song are about one’s faithfulness and having a meaningful life raising a family.

Journey is back

After All These Years is a musical treasure that comes only once in a while but with a universal message that can withstand the test of time. Arnel Pineda sang it beautifully with emotion that can make some of us shed a tear or two. The legendary rock band just got another hit and immortal classic. Journey is back. A Renaissance.


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author avatar Denise O
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Good for them. Nice write up.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Austee
8th Feb 2011 (#)

I loved that song. =)

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author avatar Chien
4th Mar 2011 (#)

very nice song for couples,
loved it too :}

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