"Keep On Loving You" as written by and Kevin Cronin....
You should have seen by the look in my eyes, baby
There was somethin' missin'
You should have known by the tone of my voice, maybe
But you didn't listen
You played dead, but you never bled
Instead you laid still in the grass, all coiled up and hissin'

And though I know all about those men
Still I don't remember
'Cause it was us
Baby, way before then, and we're still together
And I meant
Every word I said
When I said that I loved you I meant that I loved you forever

And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you
'Cause it's the only thing I want to do
I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin' you

And I meant
Every word I said
When I said that I loved you I meant that I loved you forever

And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you
'Cause it's the only thing I want to do
I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin' you

Baby, I'm gonna keep on loving you
'Cause it's the only thing I wanna do
I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin' you


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"Keep on Loving You" as written by Kevin Cronin

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  • +6
    General CommentIts about a guy who's girl cheated on him or maybe they broke up and she whored around for a bit
    "And though I know all about those men
    Still I don't remember"
    But he still loves her and he's not going to let that change his feelings for her
    "Cause it was us baby, way before then
    And we're still together"
    And he's willing to work things out because he loves her ♥
    "And I meant, every word I said
    When I said that I love you I meant
    That I love you forever"

    ♥If a guy said those words to me I would die!♥
    Adriana09on March 16, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentAs lovely as this song may seem, if you listen to it close enough, its about a loser who can't get over some girl who screwed around one too many times..


    You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby
    There was somethin missin
    (He thought she was the one to truly complete him SPOILER ALERT HE WAS WRONG)

    You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe
    But you didn't listen
    (She doesn't really give a damn what he has to say to her)

    You played dead
    But you never bled
    Instead you lay still in the grass
    All coiled up and hissin
    (Okay, now think about this one...still thinking? Okay, now shes basically telling him "sorry, not tonight, I'm on my period" and still continues to bitch at him over nothing)

    And though I know all about those men
    Still I don't remember
    Cause it was us baby, way before then
    And we're still together
    (Wait, now this bitch is cheating? You best be joking ******. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT he still puts up with it while not getting any)

    And I meant, every word I said
    When I said that I love you I meant
    That I love you forever
    (Taking it a little to far my sexually deprived friend. What is this I don't even)

    And I'm gonna keep on lovin you
    Cause it's the only thing I wanna do
    I don't wanna sleep
    I just wanna keep on lovin you
    (tl;dr no matter how much shit this girl gives this poor guy he still wants to be with her for god knows what reason)


    Hope I didn't ruin that 80's classic for everyone.
    cbiggson August 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentshe cheated on him so many times but he just can't let her go, eventhough she broke his heart he is willing to give it another try

    He loves her so much and she is the only thing he wants, eventhough he knows that she doesn't love him the same way.

    a very good song
    Jonas233on August 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, for all you folks out there who want an in depth meaning to the song, well lucky fer yewww
    I'll be the first to explain this damn song properly, finally.

    Basically what this song means, is in fact, about his girl cheating on him(in reports Kevin Cronin lead vocals), but he still, and WILL continue to love and be with her.

    "You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby
    There was somethin missin
    You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe
    But you didn't listen"

    This basically plays on the fact that he was really hurt by her actions, and she didnt realise just, by how much.

    "You played dead
    But you never bled"

    Right, this part of the song, shows how inconsistent her stories were,and that he kinda had a gut feeling she wasn't giving him the whole picture ,
    eg.the cheating

    Instead you lay still in the grass
    All coiled up and hissin"

    She hoped that the suspicions would quickly pass over "lay still in the grass"
    "all coiled up and hissin"
    and also, stayed on the defensive, arguing with him perpetually so on so forth maybe also because of her guilty conscious.

    "And though I know all about those men
    Still I don't remember"

    He goes straight to it now, he tells her he knows, and yet metaphorically doesnt remember,
    or simply put, "chooses" not to remember eg. forgive

    "Cause it was us baby, way before then
    And we're still together"

    He is showing her what the two of them are made of, that reltionships like their's did not grow on trees, but were truly meant to be.(hey that rhymed)
    And even after all that, the growing pains and hurt, they're both..ermm...STILL TOGETHER

    "And I meant, every word I said
    When I said that I love you I meant
    That I love you forever"

    And he meant, every word he saidd

    "And I'm gonna keep on lovin you
    Cause it's the only thing I wanna do
    I don't wanna sleep
    I just wanna keep on lovin you"

    There is nothing in the world he would rather do more, than that, to love her, forever, and ever..
    Amen.


    So yeah, thats about covers it,
    and that my friends, is
    "Keep on Lovin' you",
    interpreted.
    deludedon August 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, the writer is confronting his lover who cheated.
    He's knows it over, but he can't turn his feeling off like a switch.
    Unitl he is over her, he is not.
    exjimeneon November 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just created an account so I could post on this song. I was reading the lyrics on here, and waiting for the vid to download on youtube, and very second I clicked the youtube link. The song came on the radio here at work. It was kinda creepy.

    I too think it is about knowing he was being cheated on, he had to move on, but he still loves her. It is about dealing with those feelings of letting her go, one of the hardest things to do.

    Ironically I am in the same situation. I had to tell her I loved her, but that I never want to see her ever again. Probably the hardest thing I've ever done in all of my life. She has driven me crazy for over half of my life, and I am 27 today. So it's been a long time.

    Ironically all of the good Journey hits are about the same thing. Love being lost.
    crxbarton August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentREO Speedwagon is the best 80's mullet band EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
    Soukinion April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Its amazing I can listen to it over and over. :)
    HitlerBadVandalsGoodon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti should not have looked up this song....my girlfriend,well,ex now i geuss,sang this to me,one of her favorites,i remember it so well now,God,i need i drink:(
    aicguy22on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, REO is great, but it doesnt make a lot of sense...cause in the first stanza hes saying how something is missing and stuff, and then hes saying hes gonna keep on loving her. if he is missing feelings for her, why is he going to keep loving her??
    echoingnightingaleon March 15, 2003   Link

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