He can't remember the times that he thought
Does my Daddy love me probably not
But that didn't stop him from wishin' he did
Didn't keep him from wanting or worshipping him
He guesses he saw him about once a year
And he can still feel the way he felt standin' in tears
Stretchin' his arms out as far as they'd go
And whisperin' Daddy I want you to know

I love you this much
I'm waitin' on you
To make up your mind, do you love me too
However long it takes I'm never givin' up
No matter what I love you this much

He grew to hate him for what he'd done
What kind of father would do that to his son
He said damn you daddy the day that he died
The man didn't blink but the little boy cried

I love you this much
I'm waitin' on you
To make up your mind, do you love me too
However long it takes I'm never givin' up
No matter what I love you this much

Halfway through the funeral while the choir sang a hymn
He looked up above the preacher and sat and stared at him

He said forgive me father when he realized
He hadn't been unloved or alone all his life
His arms were stretched out as far as they'd go
Nailed to the cross for the whole world to know

I love you this much
I'm waitin' on you
To make up your mind, do you love me too
However long it takes I'm never givin' up
No matter what I love you this much

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    General Commentwitchypoo im sry but it is not about reggies life its about jimmys own childhood, jimmy suffered from an abusive father and his mother was in and out of jail, jimmy and his sister moved from home to home and when he was 16 he moved in with a family whos grass he mowed.. also stay gone is based on his sisters abusive relationship...just wanted to get that clear with everyone if there are any questions go to...countrymusic.about.com/od/jimmywayne/p/…
    wesm2009on June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song..it actually broke down..because this describes the relationship i had with my father. and when he passed i sat in the back of the church..and cried alone..
    Squirleyon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song made me cry to think that people actually have relationships like this with their fathers
    appleznorangezon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut the song is really at the end about how you really are not alone, god never left him
    "When he realized
    That he hadn't been unloved
    Or alone all his life "
    poohblueskyon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song means so much to me. Though my relationship with my dad wasn't this bad, it was very rough and I often wondered if he really loved me at all. At 17 my mom died suddenly and I had to start living with my dad, things were really bad and he began drinking more then ever. I felt so alone, like nobody was with me or loved me. Driving home one day about a year or so later I heard this song on the radio. It had me crying through the first part, and when it hit that last verse I was bawling. This song saved me, I went straight home and prayed to God to please help me through everything, finding him as a last chance. Everytime I hear this song now it reminds me that I'm no longer alone.
    Fading_into_lighton April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the only song that has ever made me cry.... ever
    Metallfreak_puppetzon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with poohbluesky
    He spent his whole life thinking no one loved him, because his relationship with his father seemed really bad, but at the funeral he finally found God.
    Avatar-rockon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't even like country musc that much, but this song makes me cry.
    It's obvious what it's about. I don't think it needs to be broken down. It's not Bohemian Rhapsody, really.
    It's a beautiful song.
    (And Jimmy Wayne is cute.)
    samanthabananaon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey. i went to get smart - a christian youth conference- this year and we had reggie dabbs preaching (AMAZING) and he showed us this video/song and explained that he had been approched by jimmy wayne because reggie had inspired him to write this song, as he is the boy in the song he wrote. reggie, his mum was a prostitue and was the result of a 20dollar deal. he was adopted out, and always believed he wasnt loved, until he found god. so jimmy realised he should write this song - just background info for you.

    btw - COMPLETELY broke down to this song - and my issue wasnt even to do with my dad or mum, it just relates to anyone who is maybe doubting their worth and feels unloved, that there is always someone there who loves you more than you could ever imagine.

    witchypooon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love his voice.
    Aubrey Bobreyon October 17, 2008   Link

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