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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Story Songs: Love, Me
Collin Raye recorded a story song about lifelong love and devotion in "Love, Me."
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
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