"Everytime I hear your name" as written by and Keith/hambridge Anderson....
Fin'lly got over that song of ours; stopped chasin' little red sports cars,
To check the license plates an' I quit drivin' by your place.
Back makin' the rounds at our old haunts Honky Tonks, restaurants.
An' seein' some of our old friends it feels good to dance again.
An' I can fin'lly smell your perfume an' not look around the room for you.
An' I can walk right by your picture in a frame an' not feel a thing.

But when I hear your name,
I feel rain fallin' right out of the blue sky.
An' it's the fifth of May, an' I'm right there starin' in your eyes.
An' nothin's changed, an' we're still same.
An' I get lost in the innocence of a first kiss,
An' I'm hangin' on to every word rollin' off of your lips
An' that's all it takes, an' I'm in that place,
Everytime I hear your name.

Got someone special in my life everyone thinks she'd make a great wife.
Dad says he thinks she's the one reminds him of Mom when she was young,
But it's way too soon to be talkin 'bout rings; don't wanna rush into anything.
She's getting over someone too, kinda like me an' you.
An' she talks about him every once in a while, an' I just nod my head an' smile,
'Cause I know exactly what she's goin' through yeah, I've been there too.

An' when the conversation turns to you,
I get caught in a "you were the only one for me",
Kinda thought, an' your face is all that I see.
I know I can't go back when I still go back.
An' there we are, parked down by the riverside,
An' I'm in your arms about to make love for the first time,
An' that's all it takes, an' I'm in that place,
Every time I hear your name.

So I'm thinkin' 'bout the words I left unsaid.
(Every time I hear your name.)
Stop tryin' the change the things I can't change.
(Every time I hear your name.)
In my heart I know you're gone, but in my head,

I feel rain fallin' right out of the blue sky.
An' it's the fifth of May, an' I'm right there starin' in your eyes.
That's all it takes, an' I'm in that place.
An' there we are, parked down by the riverside,
An' I'm in your arms about to make love for the first time.
An' I can't explain, but I'm in that place,
Every time I hear your name.
Every time I hear your name.
(Every time I hear your name.)
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
(Every time I hear your name.)
Ah ah.
Every time I hear your name.


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"Every Time I Hear Your Name" as written by Keith Anderson Thomas Jay Hambridge

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI love this song...
    I've always found it hard to admit that love between 2 people could be over one day, but in this song de relationship is over, but he will always love her, even though he's got someone else...
    beautiful song!
    nijaon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe was on the radio doing an interview and they asked about this song. He wouldn't say who the woman was. But he said they were dating and he asked her to marry him. She said no and wanted to go to L.A. ...apparently he wouldn't say who because she has done pretty well for herself in the modeling and acting industries. But he never said what the 5th of May was...I am assuming that was the day he asked her to marry him or the day they first got together...An important day in the relationship.
    firstbase1515on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heard this song my fiancee and i had just broken up. It was and amazingly hard time in my life, and this song completely says it all. Its been about a year since we've gone our seperate ways, and this song still rings true for me. I can see his picture, hear "our" song, everything i can handle, but when i hear his name, i really do go back
    cookies101on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentme and my ex broke up about 7 months ago, and i still think about him all the time. i was in the car today and i was thinking about him a lot wondering what he was thinking. and i said God just put a song on that says what he's thinking and this song came on. it just seemed like the perfect song at the right time, he has a new girlfriend that i guess everyone likes. but i just hope that he thinks of me sometimes.
    DancenSweetie8on April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is definately a good one. The days mentioned are most likely very important ones. It's funny how he talks about the smell of a perfume, seems like it hits you at the strangest times just out of the blue. My favorite part is where he says " I stopped thinking bout the words I left unsaid. I stopped trying to change the things that I can't change. In my heart I know your gone but in my head..." This song will always remind me of my ex wife. The days mentioned and the situations in the song are just too ironic.
    shamrock03on October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i couldn't really relate because even though it reminded me of my ex i was still upset at the smell of his cologne when someone else was wearing it or seeing the same type of car he has drive down the street but now i completely understand. i have someone new in my life and i do care about him but i will always have a special place in my heart for my ex and when i hear his name it always brings up memories
    GMarie220on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is true. like it seems youll never get over someone, you do, but not really.
    my favorite part is "she talks about him every once in a while, and i just nod my head and smile, cause i know exactly what shes going threw, yeah ive been there too, but when the conversation turns to you..."
    its so hard to describe how this feeling is. and this song does it so perfectly.
    ohshetriessohardshecrieson August 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a guy i was with a couple years ago, and im still not completely over him. Everything reminds me of him. Every song i hear, i find something in it that relates to him. Everytime i see him in my yearbooks i completely replay the most perfect night ive ever had in my life. He still means everything to me. He taught me so much about myself and i love him even more for that. i can completely relate to this song...it perfect.
    ahsilalishaon March 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI completely relate to this song. I was with a guy for a year and everything was always really good with us. but then we finally broke up and it was the most painfulest thing i ever felt. now im with someone else and i do care for him a lot. but i do still go back and think about the other guy and all the good times i had with him.
    kayla2138on June 02, 2010   Link

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