Last year, country superstar Luke Combs married the woman of his dreams. And love is obviously still on his mind on his popular new song “Forever After All.”
Country to its core, this track focuses on making the choice to love someone forever, even as everything else loses its luster.
Combs tells listeners that there are plenty of things that only last for so long, like a cold beer, miles on a truck and long days of hard work. Everything has its time: “When the new wears off, and they get to getting’ old/Sooner or later, time’s gonna take its toll.”
But while some might say that not even marriage and love last forever, Combs diagrees: “They say nothing lasts forever/But they ain’t seen us together.” So he chooses to hold on to the small things that make his marriage enchanting: “Just a T-shirt in the kitchen/With no make-up on and a million/Other things that I could look at my whole life.”
Combs also declares that he will stand by his wife’s side until the very end of life: “And I know there’ll be that moment/The good Lord calls one of us home and/One won’t have the other by their side.”
No one ever tires of a good love song. Perhaps that’s why Combs’ single currently sits at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It reminds us that people still want to believe and hope for love, even when they’ve seen life get messy.
The heartbeat of “Forever After All” is a passionate portrait of lifelong love, even when the world tells you that nothing lasts forever.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).