Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
You know I will
I will

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"I Will" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song just shows that Paul is a musical instrument from Heaven sent to earth to share Heaven's Beautiful Music.
    movinouton June 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis beautiful love song captures so many levels of love. Using present tense in the first stanza, we hear the gift of the eternal love (1st line- who knows how long) and enduring love (2nd line still). Then, in seeming contradiction, there is a hint of unrequited love (3rd line - I wait), which resolves triumphantly in committed love (4th line - I will). Using subjunctive mood, the second stanza introduces the possibility that the beloved has already appeared unbeknownst. The third stanza again resolves the ambiguity of the second with a stirring committed, complete love. The last stanza clarifies that the love is not yet known, but confidently asks the beloved to reveal the self (sing your song loud), knowing that the person will be lovable (things you do endear me). This yearning stanza resolves with the commitment that transforms and elevates the promise of commitment from the traditional “I do” to the eternal “I will.” If you are moved by John Lennon’s beautiful words, listen too to Alison Kraus’s interpretation.
    JackStahlon April 12, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think that can be it, because of the second verse,
    For if I ever saw you
    I didn’t catch your name.
    But it never really mattered
    I will always feel the same.
    That says that he hasn't met her yet. And the last verse too,
    And when at last I find you
    Your song will fill the air
    Sing it so loud I can hear you
    I think it might be about looking for love, and imagining the person that you're going to find and fall in love with.
    Tikkaon September 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about how you could be walking down the street, and pass the person you are meant to be with and never know it. Only to meet them later possibly, or never meeting them at all.
    Egghead15229on May 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs ive ever heard...its style is so perfectly simple. i think hes talking about soul mates, someone you know you love, even if you dont even know them yet.
    lily(myoneandonly)on October 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i was little, my dad and i used to sing this to each other. and the other day i was listening to all my beatles music, and came across this. it made me so happy and i love how the message of the song is clear " i love you." songs like this make me love the beatles even more.
    dab036on May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy mum used to sing this to me when I was really little. It's funny because I knew the lyrics by heart long before I could speak English.
    restless_heartson May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpaul is probably one of the best love song writers of all time. here hes just talking about how he'll always love Linda.
    Bickleon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my fav tracks on the white album

    its one of these songs that reminds me how special my girlfriend is and how lucky i am to have her
    RichardWardon September 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI miss my girlfriend. Whenever I hear this song, it makes me think of her, and think of the hope that she will come back some day. Because I really will always feel the same. always
    longhippiehairon April 11, 2004   Link

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