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Edwin Mccain – I'll Be lyrics
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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  • k
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    ksandbergen670
    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.
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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    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".
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    cp_rose
    I first heard this song while driving to work one morning. The words seemed to seep into my soul as I listened and I had this strange sensation that this was my husband conveying a message to me. It had been about three years since his passing and this song seemed to be a portrayal of our lives together from our first days to our last. The ‘rain falling on the tin roof’ brought me back to when we first met and I would stay overnight in his studio apartment above his landlord’s garage. We met a few years after he returned from serving in Vietnam. “I dropped out, I burned up, I fought my way back from the dead..” He was eleven years older than me and I guess I never fully understood the depth of his struggles; but he later told me that when we met, his life changed. Through the years our love grew and he became a devoted husband and father. He truly grew “better as he got older” and was always the ’greatest fan’ of my life, supporting me in every endeavor (being a housewife - I was eighteen when we married, new jobs, attending college, etc.) As my ‘crying shoulder’, he was my voice of reason and together we would weather every storm.

    Often he would tell me I saved his life, but in reality, I can’t imagine what my life would have been without him. Through him I learned what it meant to be loved unconditionally. And while I wish our time together could have been longer, I will always be grateful to God for the time we had and for the love of a man who will truly remain in my heart forever.




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    I discovered this song on the radio. And it made me start to tear up. It speaks an amazing message. I especially love:
    I've dropped out.
    Burned up.
    Made my way back from the dead
    tuned in,
    turned on,
    remembered the words that you said.
    Me and my friends are each others crying shoulders, and we would do anything for each other. We know that we will gain more knowledge as we grow older. But we will always be there for each other.
    I look at this song from 2 perspectives. A friendship way and a love relationship way. I would do anything for this one special guy. And he's always there to protect me:) i
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    The very 1st time I heard this song I fell in love with it. And it made me start to tear up. This song aways feeds my soul "the whole song" && it speaks an amazing message. I especially love:
    I've dropped out,
    burned up,
    made my way back from the dead
    tuned in,
    turned on,
    remembered the words that you said.
    Me and my friends are each others crying shoulders, and we would do anything for each other. We know that we will gain more knowledge as we grow older. But we will always be there for each other.
    I look at this song from 2 perspectives. A friendship way and a love relationship way. I would do anything for this one special guy. And he's always there to protect me! :) {{
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      ksandbergen670
      This song has a beautiful story to tell. The depth is obvious and this song might bring me love. I... Read more →
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      ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
      At a concert of his, Edwin told of how he was at a bar after a show one night. He overheard this... Read more →

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