Through the years – Kenny Rogers

Through the years – Kenny RogersThrough the years - Kenny Rogers

I can’t remember when you weren’t there
When I didn’t care for anyone but you
I swear we’ve been through everything there is
Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed
Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do

Through the years
You’ve never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I’ve found
I’ve found with you
Through the years
I’ve never been afraid
I’ve loved the life we’ve made
And I’m so glad I’ve stayed
Right here with you
Through the years

I can’t remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you’ve taught me everything I know
Can’t imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more

Through the years
Through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had
I’ve always been so glad
To be with you
Through the years
It’s better everyday
You’ve kissed my tears away
As long as it’s okay
I’ll stay with you
Through the years

Through the years
When everything went wrong
Together we were strong
I know that I belonged
Right here with you
Through the years
I never had a doubt
We’d always work things out
I’ve learned what love’s about
By loving you
Through the years

Through the years
You’ve never let me down
You’ve turned my life around
The sweetest days I’ve found
I’ve found with you
Through the years
It’s better everyday
You’ve kissed my tears away
As long as it’s okay
I’ll stay with you
Through the years

Funeral songs aren’t always about expressing grief over the loss of a loved one, and the regret of not being able to say “Sorry” or “I Love You” before it is too late.  It can also be a way for the bereaved to express their gratefulness to the deceased for giving them the best years of their life.

Such can be said about the song “Through the years” by Kenny Rogers.  Written by Steve Dorff and Marty Panzer, the song was released in 1982 as the fourth single of Rogers’ album, Share Your Love.

The song is mainly about looking back at a relationship and its many ups and downs.  But when used during a funeral service, it takes on a different meaning.  It could be a way for a person to remember how the deceased became a big part of his or her life and how grateful the person is for being with him or her through the good and the bad times.

While this song is best dedicated to a husband or a wife who as passed away, it can also be a good song to commemorate the loss of a long-time friend, a sibling, or even a parent who has supported you through all your triumphs and failures.

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