About the Song

Conway Twitty’s classic country ballad “Fifteen Years Ago” is a heartfelt reflection on love and the passage of time. Written by country music songwriter Buddy Kalb, the song explores the enduring power of memories and the nostalgia of looking back on a lost love.

Originally released as a single and later included on Twitty’s album “Hello Darlin'” in 1970, “Fifteen Years Ago” quickly resonated with audiences for its poignant lyrics and Twitty’s emotive delivery. The song’s wistful melody and evocative storytelling evoke a sense of longing and regret, inviting listeners to journey back in time to moments of lost love and faded dreams.

In terms of chart performance, “Fifteen Years Ago” achieved considerable success on the country music charts, reaching high positions and solidifying Twitty’s status as a prominent figure in the genre. While specific chart positions may vary depending on the charting system and timeframe, the song’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal and universal themes of love and loss.

Through his soulful rendition of “Fifteen Years Ago,” Twitty showcases his talent for capturing the complexities of human emotion, resonating with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. The song remains a beloved classic in the country music canon, cherished for its heartfelt lyrics and enduring melody that continue to touch the hearts of fans worldwide, even decades after its initial release.

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Lyrics

I saw a man today who said he talked to you not so long ago I think a month or two
As my mind raced back in time I prayed oh Lord don’t let it show
He thinks I forgot you fifteen years ago
Fifteen years ago and I still feel the same why did he have to mention your name
I’m as broken up inside as if it’s been a week or so
Makes a mighty strong love to keep a man thinking of
A girl he hasn’t seen since fifteen years ago

I’ve got a lovely wife who thinks the world of me
Promised her my love through all eternity
I’ve tried hard to make her happy and so far she doesn’t know
I can’t shake this thing of fifteen years ago
Fifteen years ago and I still feel the same why did he have to mention your name
I’m as broken up inside as if it’s been a week or so
Takes a mighty long time to get a real love off your mind
I know I’ve tried since fifteen years ago