Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Story Songs: Love, Me

Collin Raye recorded a story song about lifelong love and devotion  in "Love, Me."

The tune, written by Skip Ewing and Max T. Barnes, tells the story of an enduring love between the narrator's grandparents. It topped the Billboard Country Chart in 1992, Raye's first No. 1 hit.

In the song, the grandfather tells his grandson story of planning to meet his future bride in 1923 so they can run away and get married. When he gets to the meeting place, he finds a letter nailed to a tree:

"If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be

"But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

"I'll be loving you
Love, me"

The song moves forward to narrator's grandmother deathbed. The grandfather cries as he repeats those words to her.

I believe this song goes straight to the heart with its poignant  lyrics. I think of my paternal maternal grandparents when I hear this song and remember the strong bond and love they shared in their long marriages.
"Love, Me" lyrics


  1. Thanks for making me cry today! LOL That song has always done me in, and I too think of my grandparents, on my mom's side. My grandfather died in 1991, but my grandmother carried on until 1997 and whenever I went to visit her, she would always tell me about the most recent dream she had of my grandpa, going fishing down through a field of flowers. It always seemed to be the same dream, so when she passed, it was and still is my belief that that's where they are- down at the creek, sitting in the summer grasses and wildflowers, fishing together.

    I feel the same about Craig Morgan's "Almost Home" song. That one really touches on my memories of her telling me about those dreams of them fishing together.

  2. Those are sweet memories of your grandparents. I think Collin Raye's delivery is so heartfelt even though he didn't write the song. The power of music!

  3. Very touching lyrics. I havent't listened to country music for many years, but the certainly tell some stories. I don't think that will change.

  4. Many of our story songs are from country music. I think the best of them, such as this song, crosses over to other audiences.