"Then" as written by Ashley Gorley, Chris Dubois and Brad Douglas Paisley....
I remember, trying not to stare, the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
And three weeks later, in the front porch light
Taking forty-five minutes to kiss goodnight
I hadn't told you yet
But I thought I loved you then

And now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
Stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

And I remember, taking you back to right where I first met you,
You were so surprised
There were people around, but I didn't care
I got down on one knee right there and once again,
I thought I loved you then

But now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe, the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
Stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

And I can just see you, with a baby on the way
And I can just see you, when your hair is turning gray
What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love you more
But I've said that before

And now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
We'll look back someday, at this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then


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"Then" as written by Ashley Glenn Gorley Ashley Gorley

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is definetly a perfect wedding song. :)
    He has such an amazing voice.

    This song is about him first meeting this girl and he thought he loved her, but
    over the years with her he learns what love really is and as he looks back he remembers
    how he thought he loved her then.

    This song is soo amazing.
    hgapanterson March 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHis voice throughout the entire song, is really really amazing. He sounds so good. The lyrics are probably some of the sweetest ever too, but his voice, wow.
    yrbffon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is officially my favorite country song. I think that he is pretty much just saying how he met this girl and he fell deeply for her very quickly. He fell so quickly for her that he thought he loved her then but as time goes on and his relationship with her grows, he realizes that he loves her so much more than he thought he could and he realizes what love is. And now it's to the point where he can't ever possibly picture loving her more than he does now.
    PrincessStaceyon June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the cutest song ever. I love it. It's new but I already have played it tons.
    Here is a link to it famewatcher.com/2009/03/…
    Aubrey Bobreyon March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed. Perfect wedding song.
    dashboard595on March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with all the above meanings. I absolutely love this song! Its adorable. Hands down one of my favorites from Brad Paisley.
    taylorkashon June 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am so in love with Brad Paisley, and very song that he makes.
    This song is soo cute. Make's me smilee. (:
    sarebearexohon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd also, I feel the exact way about my boyfriend.
    Like, looking back on the beginning of our relationship, I couldn't imagine me loving him any more than I already did. But My love for him just grows with each passing day. He's my everything.
    sarebearexohon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSuch a sweet song. About loving a person more and more every day. I can relate. :)
    bellababyon April 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti meet my husband after my Granada pass away the night after we side good bye to the man that was are would i miss him but if he never want i never have meet him and tell you what i love him he live in Canada and i was in OR USA and we talk and talk lot over 3 moths and then he put me on a plane to come see him i stay for the holidays and after that he drive me home to OR and that was it we got married my summer and i never what to be with out him i'm done to have a baby number 2 in dec 8 and i could not ask for more 3 years with the best dad to his kids but with out my family owing his i would have never meet him hes my would as are my kids are too me we find out that are next one is a girl so we will have a boy and girl i got all ive ever what in this would and never now i could but god does now when you need a live like this i now now i'm happy as i ever will be its hard to not have my family with but i now i have a family here my boy and my love and soon to be baby girl there my family now and i miss my mom and dad alot its hard that i so fare away now that they are getting older and my bro has a baby of his own and my sis getting married but i did it for the man i love hope my two bro find love like and like my older bro has and sis my mom did and good job and raising all of us kids 5 in all dad you are my best friend i miss him wish i could drive and spend the day with you so love just finds you when you are not looking
    goat12345on August 01, 2014   Link

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