ryan montbleau LYRICS 

IT'S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE

 

He was the son of a loving business man

Young days filled with affluent affection

Late nights all alone, walking along those suburban roads

Searching for some cosmic connection

 

And as he walked those tree-lined roads

He would swear himself a sacred oath

To always reach up endless toward the sky

Walking through the midnight dew

He would curse the lack of something new

And he’d stare up at the sky and wonder why

 

Why it’s all been done before, and so it will again

Nothing new left for me to do, he said

And it’s all been done before, it’s all been tried and true and said

There must be something somewhere out there, someone left

 

She was the daughter of a military man

Each year marked by a different direction

Seasons spent in the solitude of some transitory plan

Running from any constant connection

 

And just as she might settle in

The orders came to leave again

And she’d stare down at the ground and refuse to cry

Bags packed and off to go

She would swear herself a silent oath

To someday stay in one place just for a while

 

Because it’s all been done before, and so it will again

Nothing new is ever new, she said

And it’s all been done before, it’s all been tried and true and said

And it makes no bit of difference in the end

 

They met on a moonlit night when the evergreens were waving

Ever so slightly in that misty western wind

He walked along his usual path

And she sat upon her brand-new, old fence

And through the haze of the streetlight their eyes met

Their eyes met

Their eyes met

And then they started up a conversation

Just a simple little conversation

And that was it

And though it seemed like endless nights and days

It did not take long for him to say

You’re the one for me, I’ll buy you a diamond ring.

And together we will see the world, walk every inch upon this earth,

We will climb the highest mountains, wail the shining seas,

Do everything

 

And she said, no, it’s all been done before

Worry not your head

Me and you is something new, she said

And it’s all been done before

It’s all been tried and true and said

I want you, not something new, is what she said

 

And he lifted up his head

Looked her in the eye

And said, I think I understand

For the first time in my life

That it’s all been done before

And it’s all been done before

Ain’t it beautiful

It’s all been done before