Twenty-two was re-mastered in September 2022
This song began as an anniversary present to my wife, Eve. I started it on the day of our 22nd anniversary and finished it by our next anniversary. We’ve recently celebrated our 28th anniversary.
When i perform this song it often follows “Love Song Kind of Guy”. I leave it to the listener to decide which of the contradictory songs is actually autobiographical.
This song, for some reason, is Eve’s favourite of all of my songs.
It was 22 years ago you be came my wife
For 22 years our partnership has has been central to my life
Our private journeys down the road of life we’ve been walking side by side
Step by step into who knows what it’s been a magic and a thrilling ride
22 is just a number it’s not even prime
But 22 years is a big part of my whole lifetime
Our love has grown deeper that I thought it could ever be
I’m not surprised but I’m astonished we reached our 22nd anniversary
Arbitrary numbers we use to measure our lives
Counting up then counting down until the final day arrives
22 is just a number and I think I’ll let it be
At least until the number finally reaches 23
Now after 22 years I want to celebrate this day with you
Let’s re- read our vows and see which ones we’re living up to
I tell you how deep is my love and admiration for you
You’ll say as much and the magic is that I’ll believe it’s true
So let’s raise a glass to 22
A number, just a number, but it will have to do.
Somehow it says a whole lot, about me and you
And I’ll end this song with my favourite words “I love you”