There’s a stranger in our home…


The lyrics of this song are about a love gone stale. Yet in a strange way it can also be applied to situations when Alzheimer’s comes in between…

Seasons of the Heart
(John Denver, 1982)

Of course we have our differences
You shouldn’t be surprised
It’s as natural as changes
In the seasons and the skies
Sometimes we grow together
Sometimes we drift apart
A wiser man than I might know
The seasons of the heart

And I’m walking here beside you
In the early evening chill
A thing we’ve always loved to do
I know we always will
We have so much in common
So many things we share
That I can’t believe my heart
When it implies that you’re not there

Love is why I came here in the first place
Love is now the reason I must go
Love is all I ever hoped to find here
Love is still the only dream I know

So I don’t know how to tell you
It’s difficult to say
I never in my wildest dreams
Imagined it this way
But sometimes I just don’t know you
There’s a stranger in our home
When I’m lying right beside you
Is when I’m most alone

And I think my heart is broken
There’s an emptiness inside
So many things I’ve longed for
Have so often been denied
Still I wouldn’t try to change you
There’s no one that’s to blame
It’s just some things that mean so much
And we just don’t feel the same

Love is why I came here in the first place
Love is now the reason I must go
Love is all I ever hoped to find here
Love is still the only dream I know
True love is still the only dream I know

Click the link for a heartbreaking rendition of the song –

John Denver presents The Tonight Show – Seasons of the Heart – YouTube.

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2 thoughts on “There’s a stranger in our home…”

  1. Wow! This song does tug at the heart strings. I entirely agree that the lyrics could apply and relate to your situation.
    Grumpy x

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