Monday, August 12, 2013

"If you get there before I do" -Collin Raye

After worked I went out for a while to post a mail to my friend. As I passed by the bridge I heard a familiar song on my ears.  I decided to stand and hear more....


I tried to recall the song but I couldn't. I also tried to recall the lyrics even asked my colleague if she knew by humming the melodies for her to hear. She ended up laughing at me. Hehe...

I didn't give up and finally found the lyrics below:

I read a note my grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat and he showed it once to me
He said, "Boy, you might not understand but a long, long time ago
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none but I loved your grandma so"

We had this crazy plan to meet 
and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter 
and this is what it said

If you get there before I do, 
don't give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be 
but I’m not gonna let you down
Darling, wait and see
And between now and then ‘til I see you again
I'll be loving you, love, me

I read those words just hours before my grandma passed away
In the doorway of a church 
where me and grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’d never seen him cry in all my 15 years
But as he said these words to her, 
his eyes filled up with tears

If you get there before I do, 
don't give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be 
but I’m not gonna let you down
Darling, wait and see
And between now and then ‘til I see you again
I’ll be loving you, love, me
Between now and then ‘til I see you again
I’ll be loving you, love, me

I wished I would have plenty of time that evening to keep standing there and listening to his songs. The music suited my gloomy moods and nice weather, some wind and not much of sunlight.

I walked out after this song. But next time if I saw him again, I would drop a few dollar note and let him sing more. I had already planned to stand behind the walls where he sang and listened to his songs quietly or otherwise I would sit next to the river and let my mind wander....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

and what is the title?
heard this song before but forgot the title.. tks
yz

Overcome said...

The title of this post is the title of the song together with the singer's name :)

Anonymous said...

hahahhhahaha.. i missed it

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