"Love, Me" as written by and Max Troy/ewing Barnes....
I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me
He said, "Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma's daddy didn't like me none, but I love your Grandma so.

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter, and this is what it said,

"If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be

But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I'll be loving you
Love, Me."

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
I know I've never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears

"If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be

But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I'll be loving you
Love, Me."


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"Love Me" as written by Max Troy Barnes Max Barnes

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    General Commenthow can no one comment on this song? it's such a beautiful song with so much meaning. it reminds me of the love a friend of mine has for her husband even years after his death.
    emmychloeon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthow can no one comment on this song? it's such a beautiful song with so much meaning. it reminds me of the love a friend of mine has for her husband even years after his death.
    emmychloeon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentexcellent song...
    woodcock92627on December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'll always know this song as a song that has sentimental value to me. It means more to me than any other song, because when my grandmother died I sang it at her funeral...Although I had to tweak the lyrics a bit, but that's beside the point. I love this song, and it is beautiful.
    kitten13on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a story in a song and I just love the way the chorus actually links the whole song together, even up to the point that the grandpa says his final words to his beloved.
    baby_graceon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy dad alwayed played this song when I was younger. just one of those songs you will always remember.
    mystizo9on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy dad alwayed played this song when I was younger. just one of those songs you will always remember.
    mystizo9on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first time the chorus is sang is pretty self-explainatory, the grandma says that while she is doing her chores she couldn't meet him; it's the second time the chorus is sang that the true meaning of love is brought in. Basically, Grandpa is sending a letter to Grandma in the heavens.

    "If you get there before I do" (If you reach the afterlife before I do)

    "Don't give up on me. I'll meet you when my chores are through, I don't know how long I'll be."
    (After Grandpa's remaining time/tasks to be settled on Earth, he'll join Grandma in heaven again)

    "But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see
    And between now and then, till I see you again
    I'll be loving you. Love, me"
    (Grandpa reiterates that his love for his departed wife will never wane, and he promises to meet her after he's done)

    It's a sad but very meaningful song.
    lozer612on September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful and moving song
    kmk_natashaon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always been confused by one lyric in here:

    I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
    In the doorway of a church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
    I know I'd never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
    But as he said these words to her, his eyes filled up with tears

    Is it saying that his Grandma passed away in the doorway of the church? Always read strange to me.
    darkhorneton December 04, 2009   Link

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