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"All These Years" (previously titled After All These Years) is the second track off Camila Cabello’s debut studio album, Camila.

Background Edit

Camila played a snippet of it during a livestream on August 4, 2017. According to Camila, it’s her favorite song of the album as of that time.[1] On September 9, 2017, Camila posted via Twitter: "i wish i'd loved u like i miss u" as part of the lyrics of the song.[2] On the same live stream, when Camila tried to find the song, her mother said "it's after all these years, don't change it!"

On December 21, 2017, Camila revealed the official tracklist of her debut studio album, Camila, which the song is featured as the second track.[3]

On December 30, 2017, she introduced the song in a tweet by presenting a snippet accompanied by a gif where some lyrics were shown.[4]

Reception Edit

Critical reception Edit

The newspaper The Sun wrote about the song: "It’s a bittersweet acoustic introduction to the album about an encounter with an ex. She sings: 'Your hair’s grown a little longer, your arms look a little stronger. Your eyes just as I remember, your smile’s just a little softer."[5]

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Your hair's grown a little longer
Your arms look a little stronger
Your eyes just as I remember (oh)
Your smile's just a little softer

[Pre-Chorus]
And I, yeah, I never prepared for a moment like that
Yeah, a second where it all came back, it all came back

[Chorus]
'Cause after all these years
I still feel everything when you are near
And it was just a quick "hello," and you had to go
And you probably will never know
You're still the one I'm after all these years
(Oh yeah)

[Verse 2]
Couldn't help but overhear you
Sounds like you're happy with her
But does she kiss you like I kissed you?
Ooh, I wish I loved you like I miss you

[Pre-Chorus]
And I, yeah, I never prepared for a moment like that
Yeah, a second where it all came back, it all came back

[Chorus]
'Cause after all these years
I still feel everything when you are near
And it was just a quick "hello," and you had to go
And you probably will never know
You're still the one I'm after all these years, oh
'Cause after all these years
I still feel everything when you are near (you are near)
And it was just a quick "hello," and you had to go
And you probably will never know
You're still the one I'm after all these years

[Outro]
I never told you, I should've told you
I never told you after all these years
Told you, I never told you
Told you, I never told you
I never told you after all these years

Trivia Edit

  • The song was rumoured to be about Camila's younger sister Sofia, who Camila has said that she didn't feel like she got to be with when she grew up, but it was later confirmed it was about an ex.[5]

References Edit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6LRv1Ow1Q&feature=youtu.be&t=990
  2. https://twitter.com/camila_cabello/status/906363428272566272
  3. Twitter - Camila revealing the official tracklist
  4. https://twitter.com/Camila_Cabello/status/947260643031355392
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/bizarre/5262777/camila-cabello-takes-moral-high-ground-in-self-titled-debut-album-following-fifth-harmony-exit/
Camila
January 12, 2018 • 36:55 • Epic Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
Songs
Released All These YearsConsequencesHavanaI Have QuestionsInside OutIn The DarkInto ItNever Be The SameShe Loves ControlSomething's Gotta GiveReal Friends
Scrapped Crying In The ClubIt's Only NaturalMust Be LoveOMGSangria WineScar TissueThe BoyOnly Told The Moon
Artists
Camila CabelloYoung Thug
Tour
Never Be The Same Tour