And I Thought I Loved You Then…

And now you’re my whole life

Now you’re my whole world

I just can’t believe the way I feel about you, girl

We’ll look back someday, at this moment that we’re in

And I’ll look at you and say

And I thought I loved you then

-Brad Paisley “Then”

Have you ever been in love? Have you thought you were in love, then it turned out that maybe it wasn’t love after all? How did that feel? Was it a loss? Perhaps a momentary loss? Did you get over it fairly quick or did it linger?

I used to think that I knew all there was to know about life and love, and then I met him. He changed my life. He changed my heart. I realized that I actually knew nothing about life or love. Where I thought I was in love, I wasn’t? Where I thought I had a love that would remain for life – well, it didn’t. My knowledge amounted to what I read in books and what others told me, in other words, my knowledge was a complete nothing!

Looking back now I understand whether his name is this or that. Whether I met him then or I meet him now. It doesn’t matter the look of his face. Whatever his scent may be. However he comes to me. When I decide to fall in love with him again, I’ll make the same mistake, I’m sure. I’ll love him unabashedly, as I have in times past. But love, we won’t share, for we were never meant to be.

An error on my part, I gave my heart away too soon, without any effort or knowledge on his part. He doesn’t even know what a treasure he holds and I doubt he ever will. I know they aren’t all the same, but for me, men wear the same face. I have loved and I have lost and I have loved again. When I found out that love was something other than what I suspected it to be, imagine my grave disappointment, because I thought I loved you then….

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