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The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
And emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky
Never revealing their depth

And tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed
And you're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive, and not dead

And tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.

And I dropped out, I burned up, I fought my way back from the dead,
I tuned in, I turned on, remembered the thing that you said.

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

The greatest fan of your life.



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  • y
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    yuzuchanDec 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    well i honestly dont understand this song the first time i;ve heard of it...but as time passed,...until i've met this guy...
    he always sing this song,.and we are classmates...so i always hear it,..i asked him...why is he always singing it..he said to me...because he likes the meaning of the song...
    i was like "what's the meaning of the song" and he told me...
    "once you started to love you'll understand.."
    i dont know what to say coz i/ve never been inlove...
    as time passed..(again) we became close to each other..as in very close like bestfriends...
    but then...he transffered to another school...and i started to miss him,..this song always play inside my head..then i remembered what he said...i fell inlove,..but unfortunately,...i fell for him...others say he might have feelings for me too,..but im too scared to asked..to be rejected...not that i dont want to be exactly rejected..its just im afraid that, what if he only likes me as a friend and if i confessed to him he will start to avoid me...being friends is better than nothing...but now we lose contact so i really dont know..i still love him until now...he was my first love...uhmm,...thanks for reading my corny story...
  • arubagirl0926
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    arubagirl0926Mar 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    i LOVE this song. i want this to be my wedding song sooo bad. the words are so true, the background music is amazing, and his voice is really good.
  • k
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    ksandbergen670Nov 3, 2009 at 12:52 am
    This song has a beautiful story to tell... The depth is obvious and this song might bring me love... I want to ask this girl out, but I'm scared of what will happen to our relationship... We are really close, and she tells me all about her problems... She knows I like her, but she didn't tell me to stop trying or anything like that, which is good. And she doesn't know it, but every word in this song reflects what I feel for her and would do for her even if she rejects me... In other words, I would be her crying shoulder, I would be love suicide, I would be better when I'm older, I would be the greatest fan of her life... I would drop out, burn up, and fight my way back from the dead just for her... And I just hope she knows that when I ask her out...
  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    +3
    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    At a concert of his, Edwin told of how he was at a bar after a show one night. He overheard this guy trying to pick up on a girl and he kept dropping ridiculous one-liners. The lady was telling the guy about all her problems. And he finally says "Well baby, I'll be your crying shoulder"...

    After Edwin heard this he just said "Bartender, can you give me a pen and paper please!"... and now you've got "I'll Be"...
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    It means i am still my husbands greatest fan!! He is there when i cry over life's pain and saved my soul when i was at an all time low. He said i will be your hero and he is !!

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