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

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.
You, my darling you. Hmm.

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.

(Instrumental solo)

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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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    I think it means that when someone dies to not cry but remember the sweet memories of them and carry on with the person in their hearts and that god will help go through the pain and suffering of losing a dear, loved one.
  • hawiianrocker
    hawiianrockerMar 26, 2009 at 4:43 am
    I FREAKIN LOVE THIS SONG!!!its so romantic and sad at the same time because shes leavin her love.=[but i sing this song and can never nail it!!!people say i sounds perfect but i knoe i will never sound as good as miss.whitney huston!!!once again i love this song!!!GO WHITNEY!!!
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    A year ago my mother passed away suddenly and this song makes me think of my parents. The day after she passed away my brothers and i found out that they had secretly gotten a divorced 6 years earlier. No one knew cause they still went about their days like nothing happened. Neither one moved out and they even still slept in the same bed together. The song, to me best represents my father cause he's the one that asked for the divorce but the moment my mom passed away, his heart was broken. The verse about how the person hopes life treats them kind , i'd hope would best describes my mother about my dad in the last few moments of her life cause thats the kind of person she was. My dad will always love my mom and he still goes to visit her grave site to this day. Thats what this song means to me
  • t
    tekla98Aug 14, 2010 at 12:17 am
    if i sing this song i might pass out. there is no way i can hit all those high notes.whitney has a great voice, i would get a sore throat trying to sing the chorus!
  • c
    CJ9988Aug 8, 2010 at 6:37 am
    it was another side of whitney. i thought as the was as at its peak it was the same time her career was at its peak, too. it was just a bit awful that she wasn't able to keep the momentum. people loved whitney for belting soulful songs. it think her shift to R&B was off.

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