After The Love Has Gone

Album: I Am (1979)
Charted: 4 2
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  • For awhile, to love was all we could do
    We were young and we knew
    In our eyes were alive
    Deep inside we knew our love was true
    For awhile, we paid no mind to the past
    We knew love would last

    Every night, something right
    Would invite us to begin the day
    Something happened along the way
    What used to be happy was sad
    Something happened along the way
    And yesterday was all we had

    And, oh, after the love has gone
    How could you lead me on
    And not let me stay around ?
    Oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
    What used to be right is wrong
    Can love that's lost be found ?
    For awhile, to love each other with all
    We would ever need

    Love was strong for so long
    Never knew that what was
    Wrong, oh, baby, wasn't right
    We tried to find what we had
    Till sadness was all we shared
    We were scared

    This affair would lead our love into
    Something happened along the way
    Yesterday was all we had
    Something happened along the way
    What used to be happy is sad
    Something happened along the way
    Yesterday was all we had
    And, oh, after the love has gone

    How could you lead me on
    And not let me stay around ?
    Oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
    What used to be right is wrong
    Can love that's lost be found ?
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, after the love has gone
    What used to be right is wrong
    Can love that's lost be found ? Writer/s: David Foster, Jay Graydon, William B. Champlin
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Anonymous from Alma Co.Hello knock knock Songfacts. Under EWF band members where is Andrew Wilfork, original band member?? Big big foupash! Nothing else listen to his supreme work on the cover "Got to get u into my life". Come on people!!
  • Jimmy from NjDoes anyone recognize the white female backup singer in the song
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1st 1979, "After the Love Has Gone" by Earth, Wind, and Fire entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; and on September 9th, 1979 it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 9 of those 17 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It also reached #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    The 2 weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100, the #1 record for both those weeks was "My Sharona" by the Knack...
    Between 1971 and 1988 the group had twenty-nine Top 100 records; six made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Shining Star" for 1 week in 1975.
  • Bill from Bethlehem, PaMike from AL gets it -- awesome melody on a sad -- but probably true song for a lot of couples.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdBill Champlin recorded this a few times. With co-writer Jay Graydon on Airplay and Airplay For the Planet, on two of his solo albums and with Chicago as a bonus track on Chicago's "Love Songs".
    He also wrote "Friends in Love" with Graydon and Foster for Dionne Warwick and Johnny Mathis and sang the theme for the TV show In the Heat of the Night among others.
  • Sam from New Orleans, LaIronically, this is one of EWF's most known songs; the rest of their catolog of hits and albums were about nothing but peace, love, harmony and pride in oneself. Just shows where we are that their saddest song is the most liked by pop audiences.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdDavid Foster later did an instrumental version on his 1991 album Rechordings with Kenny G on sax.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThe song is covered by Graydon, Foster and Tommy Funderbank on the album Airplay (a popular West Coast/ Adult Oriented Rock record) Bill Champlin later of Chicago did a demo and had wanted to record it first.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaAnyone who has experienced a marriage or relationship that is failing after years of success can appreciate this song.
  • Joycemorrison from Phi was mad about this song when i was in college. the music.. even the lyrics (i appreciate heartache). i still like it now, but "Reasons" outweighs it much more.
  • John from Wilmington, NcJay Graydon also played the guitar solo on Peg.
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlAwesome Song...the sound is good feeling even if the lyrics aren't
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