He said "I'll love you till I die"
She told him "you'll forget in time"
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half-crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated nineteen sixty-two
He had underlined in red
Every single "I love you"

I went to see him just today
Oh, but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

You know, she came to see him one last time
Aww, and we all wondered if she would
And it kept runnin' through my mind
"This time he's over her for good"

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

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He Stopped Loving Her Today Lyrics as written by Curly Putman Bobby Braddock

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  • +5
    General CommentMy grandfather married my grandmother; he was 23, she was 17. My nana divorced my papa in 1969. He dated around after but no woman was good enough to replace my nana. My nana dated around, married, divorced etc. Now, its 2009, and my grandpa is still alone. He's been alone 40 years, and he still loves my nana. They both still call each other, see each other at family events, ask about one another. My grandfather told me to listen to this song. He says this is how he feels about my nana. He says won't stop loving her until the day he dies, always have, always will. They both like their lifestyles and won't ever get back together but they are distant soulmates. Its a truly sad song.
    zvalianton January 04, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHe stopped loving all of us today... :'(
    b1gon April 26, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentRIP George Jones.
    DaveInDiegoon April 26, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is a song whose meaning has finally hit me. I am as my friend called me, "a life long loving companion". While we shared an intimate relationship at one time, we went our separate ways. But inside we knew our bond would keep us together. We were true soul mates. Words couldn't begin to describe our relationship that lasted over 40 yrs. He was diagnosed with cancer, as I held him in my arms, he gave me one last gift, this song. He asked me to play it for him. He looked up at me, smiled and said to me, "I have finally found peace", he kissed my hand and passed away.
    joiemnon May 01, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on what is often ranked as the #1 country song of all time!

    I think this song is about a guy whose wife or girlfriend left him, and he swore he would love her till he died. He kept true to his word, and died. Hense "He stopped loving her today."

    Sometimes I wonder if his wife died before him, rather than breaking up with him. But the last verse said she came to his funeral.
    Octangon August 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentprobably the saddest song ever written
    ilikestuffandyouon December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's hard to listen to this song today , R.I.P
    Paymaanon April 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is mad i CANNOT believe only one person has said something about this...! yeah i rekon its about a guy loving a girl who didnt stay with him n he promised to love her till he died, wich he did!...tis so sweet :)
    Ramonesgurlon August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo be honest, it didn't occur to me that the guy died until about ten years after I first heard the song. I'm not too proud to admit that I thought it was an optimistic song.
    AlmightyTimon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentITS AWSOME!!
    metallica_979on February 10, 2006   Link

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