"As The Years Go By" as written by and Pierre Senecal....
A child asks his mother do you love me
And it really means will you protect me
His mother answers him I love you
And it really means you've been a good boy
I love you as the years go by
Will not love another guy
At seventeen a girl says do you love me
And it really means will you respect me
The teenage boy answers yes I love you
I love you as the years go by
Will not love another guy
I-I-I love you forever
I-I-I love you forever

She says do you love me
And it means I'd like to hear it again
Her husband says to her I love you
But it really means I love you till the end
I love you as the years go by
Will not love another guy
Now you're asking me if I love you
And it really means will I marry you
And I answer yes I love you
But it really means that I won't be untrue
I love you as the years go by
Will not love another guy
I-I-I love you forever
I-I-I love you forever


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"As the Years Go By" as written by Pierre Senecal

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    General Commentthe word 'love' is very often used to represent something other than what the speaker intends.
    this is no fault of their own heart, mind, or soul, however, but instead the simple inability of the spoken word to fully describe such a powerful and complicated emotion.
    KSOfmon November 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot really intended to do so, probably, the song shows just how weird the english language can be at times.

    So many words have multiple meanings, can be taken out of context, or mean practically anything yeu want them to.

    In this case, "love", despite being considered a "universal concept"... well, let's face it, how do yeu DEFINE love?

    This one goes through a large number of examples of how it can mean so many different things in different ways. This can cause miscommunication, confusion, or have one person saying one thing, and another agreeing to something completely different.

    The 'actual' point of the song, is found in the line "Now you're asking me if I love you", and he's trying to explain that it's too broad a statement, and he's trying to narrow it down and explain exactly how he feels, by showing the specific ways it could mean almost anything, but how he specifically wants it to be understood as well.
    Katsunion April 15, 2011   Link

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