"Love Me If You Can" as written by and Chris Wallin Craig Wiseman....
Sometimes I think that war is necessary
Every night I pray for peace on Earth
I hand out my dollars to the homeless
But believe that every able soul should work

My father gave me my shotgun
That I'll hand down to my son
Try to teach him everything it means

I'm a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I'm going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can

I stand by my right to speak freely
But I worry 'bout what kids learn from TV
And before all of debatin' turns to angry words and hate
Sometimes we should just agree to disagree
And I believe that Jesus looks down here and sees us
And if you ask him he would say

I'm a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I'm going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can

I'm a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I'm going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to
Love me if you can


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"Love Me If You Can" as written by Craig Wiseman Chris Wallin

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    General Commentthis song is perfect for me...its the way i think about things on the chorus...especially the part of "Hate me if you want to, Love me if you can". I dont care what people think. Thats what i think he means to. he is gonna be how he is regardless of how people see him. if they hate him, thats fine with him, but he just wants to be accepted for who he is.
    kickme111on July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is perfect for me...its the way i think about things on the chorus...especially the part of "Hate me if you want to, Love me if you can". I dont care what people think. Thats what i think he means to. he is gonna be how he is regardless of how people see him. if they hate him, thats fine with him, but he just wants to be accepted for who he is.
    kickme111on July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI REALLY like this song.

    well in one way he could be talking about his morals. and his way of life. for instance "beleive every able soul should work" and how he is who he is and you cant change his look on life, im completely agree with him too.

    and in another he could be talking in jesus's perspective,

    "And I believe that Jesus looks down here and sees us,
    and if youask him he would say

    (chorus)
    I'm a man of my convictions.
    Call me wrong, call me right.
    But I bring my better angels to every fight.
    You may not like where I'm going,
    but you sure know where I stand.
    Hate me if you want to, love me if you can."

    ^^ that pretty much explains why if you read carefully

    it almost brought a tear to my eye
    jessiUHsaurusXOon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is perfect for how i've tried to start thinking lately...be yourself, and always do your best. but don't worry about what others think about you if it's negative
    kmknights09on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentToby Keith said this about the song:

    I get roped into these political arguments, but the truth is I don't see things right or left, I see them right or wrong. If you put check boxes on the left and right for all the big issues, my list will go back and forth all the way down. But all I have to do is disagree with a hardcore, far left liberal on one thing and they just mark me down with all the boxes on the right. And it's pretty much the same thing on the other side.

    That song says exactly how I feel about myself in the world. I have to deal with other celebrities assuming all my marks are in one column, and all it shows me is that most of those people are very uneducated. For instance, Sean Penn was accepting a humanitarian award from a freedom of speech organization recently and said Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Toby Keith should be held accountable now that the Iraq war has gone astray. He's lumping me in with these guys when my song clearly, word for word, indicated my support for the invasion of Afghanistan.

    Now the difference between me and Sean Penn is that I've talked to 50 generals. I doubt he's even talked to one. I didn't support the war in Iraq and still don't, but I'm sure I know more about it than he does. When he and Clooney get together and say we should go to Africa and stop the genocide, I'll be the one over there performing for the troops when it happens.
    HamiltonIncheson September 01, 2007   Link

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