My Sunday Song – “10 Years Later” by Collective Soul

For My Sunday Song #179, we are coving “10 Years Later” by Collective Soul.  The song is off their 2000 album ‘Blender’ and although not a single, it is still my favorite song on the album and one of my favorites by the band ever.  And that is saying a lot.

The song has so few lyrics, but to me is saying so much.  It seems very retrospective about a lost love that seemed to have no closure.  It has been 10 years and he still has no idea if she thinks about him or if he meant anything to her at all and it seems to be bothering him.  It is a very sad, yet touching song.

Musically, the song is slowed down and sounds like a very heartfelt ballad.  With acoustic guitars and some electronic keyboard sounds.  There is almost a Beatles vibe to the sound and the writing.  They throw in a nice little Ross Childress guitar solo in to it that even adds to the mystery of the song.  Ed Roland sings in an almost whispery voice with such a soft delivery that makes the lyrics that much more impactful.  There is a really cool vibe throughout the song and has always stood out as one of my favorites.

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Check the song below and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it like I have.  Have a very Happy Sunday!

“10 Years Later”

Lack of knowledge has a source (oh boy)
Still my thoughts must run their course (oh yeah)
And they do

Does my memory comfort you
While your eyes see me through
Well it’s 10 years later and still I haven’t a clue
Oh I’m crying

Caution breathes a lonely breath (oh boy)
Love withstands but time must rest (oh yeah)
And it does

Does my memory comfort you
Your eyes see me through
Well it’s 10 years later and still I haven’t a clue
Oh it’s 10 years later

Written by Ed Roland

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