Franklin Opens Up About Toyboy Heartbreak

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March 15, 2011 | 10:15pm EST

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has poured her heart out about a former toyboy lover in the lyrics of a new song.
The Respect singer, who is planning a major comeback following a health scare late last year, admits the tracks on her new album, A Woman Falling Out of Love, are her most personal.

And one song in particular, titled How Long I’ve Been Waiting, chronicles a past heartbreak.

She explains, “I thought my ship had come in and, darling, that wasn’t my ship; that was somebody else’s ship. We had different goals… and then there was a bit of an age difference.”

Franklin tells Access Hollywood, “He thought I was about 20 years younger than I actually am.”

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