Music and lyrics on this site are for the sole use of educational reference and are the property of respective authors, artists and labels. Also, maybe I was too young to appreciate it. Other versions have been recorded by 1968 , 1968 , the 1978 , and 1998. Songstube is against piracy and promotes safe and legal music downloading on Amazon. A 'girl' who is 17,18,19, even 21 years old is not really referred to as a 'woman', these late teen and college age females are still 'girls'. I feel kind of guilty for being a hater of this song in the past, when it is actually a really sweet song. I think if the age gap is ten years or less then the relationship is within the range of 'normal', with ten years being close to the outer limit before 'abnormal', 'unhealthy', 'creepy' territory is reached, but for many couples where the man is 5-10 years older, they go through this situation where the family imagined their 'girl' falling in love with a 'boy', and suddenly she brings home a 'man' that she is in love with and it is hard on everyone involved.
. Re-issued as a single, this version achieved some chart success both domestically and internationally. The song poignantly describes the experience of many couples where a young woman and a man several years older fall in love with each other, but all the people in her life that care about her are naturally suspicious of him and want to break up the relationship. It's almost as if the guy in the song is a pedeofile. As of 2001, Diamond had sold over 115 million records worldwide including 48 million in the United States alone. This version would later be featured in 's 1994 film. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.
I actually listened to the lyrics of the song recently and suddenly it is a new favorite of mine. The mono and stereo versions of this song differ slightly. It also has a slightly longer fade. The use of the word 'girl' is a little bit misleading, but it reflects the way we use the term in our society, or at least in the States. He is considered to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist ever on the Billboard chart behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. The song enjoyed a second life when it appeared on the 1994 , performed by rock band.
If you like the sound of the Artists on this site, please buy their songs on Amazon follow the link above to support them. There is some ambiguity in the way the terms are used, but typically people don't start referring to an adult female as a 'woman' until her mid to late 20s. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws. . . .
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