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Info req: 45 years (Stan Rogers)

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Marion 02 Feb 01 - 05:06 PM
katlaughing 02 Feb 01 - 05:08 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 02 Feb 01 - 05:26 PM
Mike Regenstreif 02 Feb 01 - 05:39 PM
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Subject: Info req: 45 years
From: Marion
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:06 PM

Hello all. My roommate and I are trying to figure out Stan Roger's song, 45 years.

He says before singing it, "This is for my wife." Is it actually about his wife?

And where does the 45 years come from? I don't think that the song's "I" and the woman have been together 45 years, since he says, "after 23 years...". Is the woman 45 years old? If so, that seems a little young to have had two failed marriages and then a 23 year marriage. Or is 45 a random number chosen to fit the line? But there are lots of numbers that would work there, like, say, 23.

Thanks to anyone who can enlighten me. And please not that I'm not requesting the lyrics here, I know them.

Thanks, Marion


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Subject: RE: Info req: 45 years
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:08 PM

Could it be he was referring to his own age? This has my curiousity up!

kat


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Subject: RE: Info req: 45 years
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:26 PM

Typing from memory, the song contains the line, "I want to see your smiling face 45 years from now..."
I've always assumed that was the point of the song. They've had their ups and downs, they've made it this far, and he hopes to last a long time. Unfortunately it was not to be.


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Subject: RE: Info req: 45 years
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:39 PM

Stan wrote "45 Years" while he was courting the woman who became his wife. He was 23 years old when he wrote the song and was looking forward to seeing "her smiling face 45 years from now."

Mike Regenstreif


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