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Tim McGraw – Don't Take The Girl lyrics

(Craig Martin/Larry W. Johnson)

Johnny's daddy was taking him fishin'
He was eight years old.
Little girl came through the front gate
Holdin' a fishin' pole.
His dad looked down and smiled,
Said, "We can't leave her behind"
"Son, I know you don't want her to go,
But someday you'll change your mind. "
And Johnny said,
"Take Jimmy Johnson,
Take Tommy Tompson.
Take my best friend, Bo.
Take anybody that you want as
Long as she don't go.
Take any boy in the world,
Daddy please, don't take the girl. "

Same old boy, same sweet girl
Ten years down the road.
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
Front of the picture show.
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said "If you do what I tell you to,
There won't be any harm"
And Johnny said "Take my money,
Take my wallet,
Take my credit cards.
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl,
But please don't take the girl. "

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one and she
Says it's time to go.
Doctor says the baby's fine
But you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast and
Johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
"Take the very breath you gave me.
Take the heart from my chest.
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me,
Make this my last request.
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl"

Johnny's daddy
Was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old

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  • losermusiclover
    I love how the song starts off with him not wanting the girl and then it goes through their dating and ends with her dying after she gives birth to a baby. It's such a sweet song about growing up and going on to marry your spouse. It's so touching and it seems very sincere. I love that he loves her, and doesn't even care if he dies as long as she lives. I've never actually met anyone truly devoted and in love with their spouse.

    Divorce is such a common thing in our society, that we need a reminder not all of us are doomed to fail in our relationships. there's still such thing as devotion, protection, love, and even the possibility of death. No love is ever completely immortal, but it teaches us that love can reach out and touch others in many ways.

    We all need to seek out our true calling or soul mate. sometimes it's the kid next door and other times it's a stranger we meet at a random moment in the right time. we rarely find a love as pure as this song.
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  • p
    Ok this song is so sweet. I want to know what happens in the end too. Its just so touching. I think all girls want to find a guy like that in their lives. It would be the sweetest thing eveer if someone would tell me taht they would die for me. I would be very touched. More than I could ever imagine. He did so much for the girl he loved. Its just so adorable I can't even think of the right words to describe it!
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