If I should stay, I would only be in your way
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way

And I will always love you
I will always love you
You, my darling you, hm

Bittersweet memories
That is all I'm taking with me
So, goodbye
Please, don't cry
We both know I'm not what you, you need

And I will always love you
I will always love you, you

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish to you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

And I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I, I will always love you

You, darling, I love you
Ooh, I'll always, I'll always love you

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I Will Always Love You Lyrics as written by Dolly Parton

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  • +3
    General CommentI love this song. Sometimes I get the urge to send it to my boyfriend. I don't feel good enough for him. I'm overcoming a major drug addiction, and he's always been totally clean. He deserves so much better. I know he loves me, but sometimes love just isn't enough...
    nietzsche_66on June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is not only about letting go of someone who you love and always love, but its about not wanting to let go. its about letting that person know how special they are and how they are unlike anyone else and no one will be loved as much as that person was. its about having to let go of true love, young love, first love. this is dedicated to russell. darling, ill always love you.
    helenecon February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song brings back so many memories. It was my boyfriends and mine favorite song. I remember him telling me "it is sooo beatiful." Now everytime I hear that song, it makes me cry. He got killed in a car wreck. So everytime I hear that song, I cry and think of him.
    terideanon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song will forever remind me of my true love. There were so many obstacles that we could not overcome to be together. I remember sitting in the restaurant looking at him thinking, it simply should not be this difficult if we are meant to be together. But sometimes, it's not so straight down the line and love is not enough. This is one of the saddest, break-up songs ever.
    LaurelGon October 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Whitney had the voice of an angel until drugs ruined it. This song is her best or at least one of her best. It's gorgeous. To the special woman who has held my heart for a very very long time, this is for you. Yesterday's scary post showed that nothing has changed, unfortunately, and never will. But I shall take to the grave with me a love I've never been able to expain to even myself. I guess sometimes only God knows the reasons why. And nobody said life was fair; sometimes we simply don't get what we want and we have to continue to live. Just glad I know I gave it my best shot. WONDERFUL song.
    cumonbabylitemyfireon December 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of what my boyfriend once said to me. He always thought I could do better than him, then he would try to leave me, and I remember I would let him walk away while he says, "I will always love you," but the problem was when he did that he ended up coming back, wanting to work it out, then he got worried and tried to walk away again like this song, but I stopped him from walking away because I knew that I would find no other like him. That is how I relate to this song, but I kinda disagree with it, if you are leaving someone and they don't want you to and if you really don't want to, you shouldn't leave, even if you do feel it is for their own good. It is their life to, and I know this because I have been that person that the artist is singing to.
    Lovealways2012on May 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was one of my all time favorites by her before she turned into a drugie
    FeMaLe_RaP_LoVeRon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first time i,m gonna post a comment,so here goes,,whitney,,in my book,will be one of the best voices,,,ever, and its a shame that she is falling for drugaddiction.like any other addiction. its not an easy task to overcome.its contradictory,, u need help from others to continue,,but they cant help you, if u dont help yourself.despite all of this,,i admire her talent.now,this message goes to nietzche.,,if the man is still there for you ,,its a mistake, that u let him go.in situations like those is where u get to see what they are made of.its real easy to love someone whos fine, dandy doesnt have problems. if hes still there for you,my humble opinion is to stay with him. it may not be my business.but,,i used to be with someone that,,thought the same u did..that i was "too good" for her,she said she has done things in her past which she wasnt proud of,or that i needed someone "cleaner".i still have contact with her, as friends..but inside i wish she game me a chance.some of us guys are able to give it our all,like your boyfriend for example,,there isnt much of those left.so,,just think about,ok? :) well i think i changed the topic a little bit, have i? i just enjoy in some way to try to help out,,typical boricua behavior ;) . anyway. i,m signing off, and i hope the folks at SM dont cancel my membership like last time
    Lirycal Forajidoon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song so much. I adore my boyfriend and I hope he never leaves. If he does, it will be very, very difficult, but I hope him all the best. This is a simple but great song.
    AThousandMoonson July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song...i'm not really down with school dances but when they play this and i look into my girlfriends eyes...its amazing
    frtyoz04on April 16, 2003   Link

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