"I Meant To Do That" as written by Kerry Chater, Lynn Chater and Paul ...
A rose in a box, wrapped up in dreams
A card that explains how much your love means
A table for two with soft candlelight
The words "I love you," somewhere in the night

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that

Late in the night, nothing to say
Maybe a call to talk anyway
A letter or two with some words that rhyme
To promise you love, for now and all time

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that

Hold onto the love you gave until the end of time
And love you more every day, until you know that

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that


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"I Meant to Do That" as written by Lynn Chater Kerry Chater

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    General CommentYou're right, but I'd also like to share a little additional information.

    In the original video for the video, as well as in the Chicken Soup for the Country Soul book, Paul shares the inspiration for this song. For a couple of years before getting into the music business Paul Brandt worked as an RN at the Alberta Children's hospital. There he cared for a little girl named Aimeelee. She passed away as he was returning from a songwriting trip from Nashville. She inspired this song, he hoped to help people realize that they should never take things/people for granted. Make sure people know how much you care about them so that you don't have to say "I meant to do that."
    aj365on July 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a man who has lost the precious thing in his life, his girl. The whole time he sings he is going over the mistakes he made and how he wishes he could take them all back because he truly loves her. I know this feeling cause it's been 8 and a half months since I lost my whole world and I still want to be with her.
    SUMINERon October 27, 2008   Link

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