About the Song

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s “After The Fire Has Gone” is a timeless country duet that showcases the undeniable chemistry between these two legendary artists. Written by L. E. White, this song was released in 1971 as part of their collaborative album “We Only Make Believe.”

The song explores the aftermath of a failed relationship, with Twitty and Lynn trading verses to convey the pain and longing that linger after love has faded. Their emotive vocals and heartfelt delivery bring depth and authenticity to the poignant lyrics.

“On the charts, “After The Fire Has Gone” achieved significant success, reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Its chart-topping success solidified Twitty and Lynn’s status as one of country music’s most beloved duos, highlighting their ability to connect with audiences through their shared experiences and powerful performances.

Decades after its release, “After The Fire Has Gone” remains a cherished classic in the country music canon, celebrated for its raw emotion and timeless appeal. Its enduring popularity is a testament to Twitty and Lynn’s enduring legacy as masters of the genre.

With its heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melody, “After The Fire Has Gone” stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and the remarkable talent of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn as vocalists and storytellers.

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Lyrics

For awhile to love
was all we could do
we were young and we knew
and 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
Ev’ry night somethin’ right
would invite us to begin the dance

Somethin’ happened along the way
what used to be happy was sad
Somethin’ 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 afterthe 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
Somethin’ happened along the way
yesterday was all we had
Somethin’ happened along the way
what used to be happy is sad

Somethin’ happened along the way
oh 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
Oh woh woh after the love has gone
what used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found

Oh woh woh after the love has gone
what used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found
Oh woh woh
Oh woh woh after the love has gone
what used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found

Woh woh woh after the love has gone
what used to be right is wrong
Can love that’s lost be found
Woh woh woh