He called her on the road
From a lonely, cold hotel room
Just to hear her say I love you one more time
And when he heard the sound
Of the kids laughin' in the background
He had to wipe away a tear from his eye
A little voice came on the phone
Said, "Daddy when you comin' home?"
He said the first thing that came to his mind

I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
I'm your imaginary friend
And I know I'm in your prayers
Oh, I'm already there

She got back on the phone
Said, "I really miss you, darlin'
Don't worry about the kids, they'll be alright
Wish I was in your arms
Lyin' right there beside you
But I know that I'll be in your dreams tonight
And I'll gently kiss your lips
Touch you with my fingertips
So turn out the light and close your eyes"

I'm already there
Don't make a sound
I'm the beat in your heart
I'm the moonlight shinin' down
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there 'til the end
Can you feel the love that we share?
Oh, I'm already there

We may be a thousand miles apart
But I'll be with you wherever you are

I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there 'til the end
Can you feel the love that we share?
Oh, I'm already there
Oh, I'm already there


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I'm Already There Lyrics as written by Frank Myers Richie Mcdonald

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    Beautiful song. It's about a man who's away from home for a reason unknown, and it explain how he's feeling and how his family is responding to his absence. This also explains how much he loves his family, and how much they mean to him. Also, how he's saying that he'll always be there for them, no matter what the circumstances are. Wonderful <3

    kaytotheleeon May 03, 2004   Link
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    perfect for any military man/woman that is away from their family and friends right now.

    Daveyorlyon January 29, 2007   Link
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    this is an aweosme song..and if you hae ever heard the version of the soldiers wives/kids/girfriends/fiancees and what not saying stuff to there loved ones it has a meaning to do with the armed forces...an aweosme version puts tears in my eyes every time i hear it..when my hubby left for deployment i played this along with a few others on the way home

    armywifeyon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This song could have alot of meanings

    1. A man who wants to get in contact with his family while he is fighting in a war?

    2. A long distance relationship and wanting to tell his family how much he cares for them he could also just be a step father who knows?

    3. Or it could be neither, and just a dream of his that he wishes someone to care for him, a dream that he could love someone and be loved back, to have a family

    This song is so amazing.

    xxx

    x_Nik_xon May 25, 2007   Link
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    I think it references someone who wants to console their kids, but they really aren't coming home. The line at the beginning, "Just to hear her say I love you one more time" implies that it will be the last time the speaker hears her say that. The speaker may be dead already or about to be killed. Maybe the speaker is already dead, which would make his/her spoken omnipresence a reality.

    DERDERDERon June 18, 2007   Link
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    If you check the writing credits for this song you will see Richie is named! So this leads me to think the song is about him been on the road with the band & he is ringing his wife to tell her how much he loves her & the kids. The child doesn't understand and just says "Daddy, when ya comin' home". He explains by saying I'm their with you all the time, deep in your heart. Yes it can be about a long distance relationship or a truck driver. Hell it can be about lots of things but I'm just stating the obvious!

    Jamie1707on August 21, 2007   Link
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    This is for my good friend in PI: All I have to say is we may be a thousand miles apart but I'll with you wherever you are...no matter what! mwah

    SpicyHotton July 13, 2002   Link
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    thi song really has a special meaning .....my uncle close as a dad was in a bad bad car accident awhile ago...he is paralyzed from the waistdown, he had extensive brain damage and was iffy if he would ever be the same if he lived....but by the grace of God he did, is the same man he was before, minus the use of his legs....here's where this song comes in...he was in the hospital for 7 months and every night when he talked to my aunt on the phone, he would hear the kids in the background and want to be with them soooo much...he missed his wife.....laying in the intensive care alone...this song made him cry when he still couldn't even speak....God is so good, he saved his life...i love you unc!!!

    oneradchikaon August 15, 2002   Link
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    I love this song...it's given me so much inspiration in my writing. The words are just so beautiful. It makes me think of anyone that has to travel for a living (athlete/singer) and can't see their family. It's real sweet. Okay I'm done being emotional now. :)

    zacsteron October 11, 2002   Link
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    one hell of a song my first dance with my girlfriend was to this song so this is especially close to this song and i am done about this.

    bornonaugust10thon April 15, 2003   Link

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