"Raymond" as written by and Brett Ryan Eldridge Truman Bradley Crisler....
I work down at Ashbury Hill
Minimum wage, but it pays the bills
Cleanin' floors and leadin' hymns on Sunday
Catherine Davis, room 3-0-3
Sweetest soul you ever could meet
I bring her morning coffee every day

She calls me Raymond
She thinks I'm her son
Tells me get washed up for supper
'Fore your daddy gets home
She goes on about the weather
How she can't believe it's already 1943
She calls me Raymond
And that's alright by me

She talks about the clothes on the line in summer air
Christmas morning and Thanksgiving prayer
And stories of a family, that I never had
Well sometimes I find myself wishin' I'd been there

When she calls me Raymond
She thinks I'm her son
Tells me get washed up for supper
'Fore your daddy gets home
She goes on about the weather
How she can't believe it's already 1943
She calls me Raymond
And that's alright by me

There's a small white cross in Arlington
Reads Raymond Davis, '71
Until she can see his face again
I'm gonna fill in the best I can

When she calls me Raymond
She thinks I'm her son
Tells me get washed up for supper
'Fore your daddy gets home
She goes on about the weather
How she can't believe it's already 1943
She calls me Raymond
And that's alright by me

She calls me Raymond
And that's alright by me


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"Raymond" as written by Truman Bradley Crisler Brett Ryan Eldridge

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    General CommentAMAZING SONG <333 and an even more amazing video. Truly, a must see. Eldredge tells a story about how the concept/song came to him based on his own life experiences with his grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and regularly forgot and miscalled people in her own life. So powerful, especially with who "Raymond" actually was and where he was. Amazing first single.
    Nataliexoon January 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning behind the Song Raymond is that the women in the Nursing home has Alzhiemers and she doesnt know that her Son is dead he lost his life fighting in Vietnam, she thinks that the janitor (played by Brett Eldrege) is her son and so he fills in as her son until she goes to see his sons face again in Heaven
    Lolcopteron June 16, 2011   Link

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