“Forever After All” is the twenty-third and final track on Country singer Luke Comb’s 2020 album ‘What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.’ The song talks about his partner and their love, lasting forever in a world of impermanence.
‘What You See Ain’t Always What You Get’ is the third studio album by Luke Combs and released on October 23, 2020. This is a follow-up album to his 2019 project ‘What You See Is What You Get.’
The cover artwork for the song shows Luke Combs and his wife Nicole Hocking on their wedding day, at a beach during sunset. Luke Combs talked about the inspiration behind this song with Apple Music;
“That was actually the first song that I wrote in our house out here in Tennessee. My wife and I bought our first house together about a year ago. It was really neat to have that first song be here.”
Listen to “Forever After All” by Luke Combs
“Forever After All” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Luke Combs starts singing about some things that do not last forever. The best thing is that these examples are things that can be considered close to a Country singer. He talks about a cold beer vanishing after a few gulps, a truck having a maximum of 300,000 kilometers of life in it, and batteries running out inside a Maglite flashlight torch. All these things have a finite life, no matter how much we hold them near and dear to us.
Is ‘time’ the culprit for all things impermanent? Or is it the absolute nature of everything around us? We cannot imagine an existence without time, so we credit all things bad to its account. However, the nature of this world is to ‘change.’
In the chorus of the song, Luke Combs sings of the only thing that he knows to be permanent or lasting forever–love. He sings about how he believes the love between him and his wife to last forever. He loves the way how she looks in the kitchen with only a t-shirt on, and how the moonlight dances on her eyes in the meadows at night. Combs falls in love again and again. This relationship with his wife has made Luke Combs second-guess his belief on ‘nothing lasts forever.’ Maybe some things do!
Luke Combs adds more impermanence that surrounds his life. The local FM radio has only a limited range. The signal will fade away and turn into static on the outskirts of the local area. The classic blue jeans fade away and rip apart after a few years of labor. Even the strings on his guitar are bound to break sooner or later. Luke Combs also claims that the first love on a young person is bound to leave a sting in their hearts. But they outgrow it at some point and move on to better pastures.
But a love like what he has with his wife comes once in a lifetime. Luke Combs is aware of this fact and he cherishes every moment of it. One has to be very lucky to find a permanent love in this world full of impermanence.
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