Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If You Get There Before I Do

Love, Me
Collin Raye

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 had 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,
Darlin' 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 door way 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,
Darlin' 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

3 Comments:

Blogger Willowtree said...

That's such a beautiful poem. I've never seen it before, thanks for sharing. Good to see you!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

That's actually a country song that crossed over to the main charts for a few weeks in the early 1990's (that's when I'd first heard it). I heard it again somewhere the other day. You should download it from Itunes. It's really sung quite beautifully as well.

1:59 PM  
Blogger GC (God's Child) said...

I *like* this

12:36 PM  

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