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I'll Be
Edwin McCain Lyrics


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

I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
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
You're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive and not dead

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

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

And I've dropped out, burned up, fought my way back from the dead
Tuned in, turned on, remembered the thing you said

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

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

The greatest fan of your life
The greatest fan of your life

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: EDWIN COLE MC CAIN

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Jeff P 2x4

I remember the first time I heard this song. I thought "I'm going to play this at my wedding and its going to be the first dance with my wife" Five years later, I got married and got to dance to this song. Now we are divorced, but it was still a great moment and a great song.
Update: Of all the crazy things, my ex found me on facebook. We have been divorced since 2007. We have started talking again, and we both are single now. Maybe, just maybe, we may dance to this song again someday!

Update June 11, 2020: I've been avoiding an update because with the Covid 19 thing going on, things have kind of been on hold. I live in Michigan, she lives in Florida. I plan to go visit her in about a month or so if it's possible. We talk every day, and we say I love you, so things are looking good. We talk of being together all the time. I just wanted to thank all the people who have supported me and made comments asking what is going on. All the love has been a little overwhelming, and I never expected it. So thanks to everyone for wishing me luck. So far, so good, and I will update it again if we truly end up together...

Update August 12: Well, I guess it's time for a new update. I finally went to Florida to see her, and all I can say is that was more wonderful than I could imagine. Seeing her for the first time in all this time, I felt a love like a ringing in my soul. I held her, and held her, and I wished it was forever. We had a beautiful time together, getting to know each other again, and all I can say is the love is still here, for both of us. She is coming up to see me in two weeks, so I have that to look forward to. Now we have to make a momentous decision, is one of us going to uproot their life and move to the other? We still have a lot of talking to do on this point. Thanks for all the support from everyone, it has been absolutely unexpected and totally overwhelming. I would say 99% have kind things to say and wish us well, while 1% is negative, saying if it didn't work the first time, it will never work this time. All I can say to that is, we are different people now. I was selfish back then, focused on my drinking, and although I wasn't abusive, I was neglectful. She gave me numerous chances before she had to cut me lose. Now, being sober for 2 years and working in a treatment center, I feel like I can be all she needs me to be. So thanks again to everyone, the love you send me is a powerful thing! (I'm still saving this song to play to her when I see her. I plan to have a candlelit dinner, put this song on, and ask her to dance in my living room. I have yet to show her this story on Youtube, but I will when the time is right) Like that guy Jamel_Aka_Jamal says on his Youtube Reaction channel: JUST BE A GOOD HUMAN, BE HUMBLE, BE KIND, SPREAD JOY, PEACE AND LOVE! Be sure to check out his channel, it brings people together through music. I have no stake in the channel, I just love it and what it does.

10/22/2020 Getting bombarded by update me requests. I am sorry. I have been sick. Had Covdid-19. Was in the hospital and am now home. We still plan on getting back together. We talk every day. She still lives in Florida and me and Michigan. I appreciate all the support. I never stated my age, I am 50, she is 43. We are fighting for it. All the support helps and gives me a reason to go on. So thank you. I can't express enough how much the love and kindness of you supporters means. Thank you and thank God I am still here.

11/8/2020 Thank God. I finally feel back to normal. I have an important thing to say. But before I do, I want to thank anyone who has ever read this and felt moved. You can find love. You can find love you lost. It just takes effort and a willingness. I have lost everything I had at numerous times because of my drinking. I thought I lost the girl I love. But through the grace of God I have her back in my life. I was in the hospital and wondering if I would live. I had almost killed myself drinking so many times it didn't seem unlikely. But I pulled through. Now I am back on my feet and the girl I love wants to move here. So we are working on it. Thank you to all of you have liked this or said you got something out of it. I never professed to be a genius or any one who had anything special to offer. I just told my story. And some people responded. Thanks again. If anyone has any similar stories or anything they want to talk about, I am opening to listening. God bless you all.

11/20/2020 This story doesn't seem to end. She just got Covid in Florida. So I have to be here, and she there. She has mild symptoms so that is good. All I can do now is pray for her, and it sucks when the one you love is sick and you can't help them. I will all let you know what happens.

11/27/20 She is getting better. She didn't have quite the severe symptoms I had. She had a fever, chills, a slight cough and was weak as hell. She told me she is getting her energy back and her fever is going down. This was hard for me. It's no fun being away from the one you love when they are sick. All I wanted to do was be there to take care of her. I promised her once we are together for good I will always be there when she needs me. I guess the moral of all this is the idea of redemption. All the times when she was suffering and I was too selfish and focused on my drinking to know or care. I think that no matter how shitty of a life one lives, there is always a chance to redeem yourself, to break free of what you were and become something entirely different. Something to be proud of. Thanks for the support everyone. She plans to mover here in a couple months. Hopefully the Covid thing well be receding and it will be possible. I'll let you all know... :)



Jonathan Wood

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
And emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky
Never revealing their depth
And tell me that we belong together
And 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's 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 livin' proof
My love is alive and not dead
And tell me that we belong together
And 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's 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
Tuned in, turned on
Remembered the thing that you, you said
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love's suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your -
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love's 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



user1

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
Emeralds from mountains and thrust towards the sky
Never revealing their depth
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
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
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
You're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive and not dead
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
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life
And I've dropped out, burned up, fought my way back from the dead
Tuned in, turned on, remembered the thing you said
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life
The greatest fan of your life
The greatest fan of your life



All comments from YouTube:

Jeff P 2x4

I remember the first time I heard this song. I thought "I'm going to play this at my wedding and its going to be the first dance with my wife" Five years later, I got married and got to dance to this song. Now we are divorced, but it was still a great moment and a great song.
Update: Of all the crazy things, my ex found me on facebook. We have been divorced since 2007. We have started talking again, and we both are single now. Maybe, just maybe, we may dance to this song again someday!

Update June 11, 2020: I've been avoiding an update because with the Covid 19 thing going on, things have kind of been on hold. I live in Michigan, she lives in Florida. I plan to go visit her in about a month or so if it's possible. We talk every day, and we say I love you, so things are looking good. We talk of being together all the time. I just wanted to thank all the people who have supported me and made comments asking what is going on. All the love has been a little overwhelming, and I never expected it. So thanks to everyone for wishing me luck. So far, so good, and I will update it again if we truly end up together...

Update August 12: Well, I guess it's time for a new update. I finally went to Florida to see her, and all I can say is that was more wonderful than I could imagine. Seeing her for the first time in all this time, I felt a love like a ringing in my soul. I held her, and held her, and I wished it was forever. We had a beautiful time together, getting to know each other again, and all I can say is the love is still here, for both of us. She is coming up to see me in two weeks, so I have that to look forward to. Now we have to make a momentous decision, is one of us going to uproot their life and move to the other? We still have a lot of talking to do on this point. Thanks for all the support from everyone, it has been absolutely unexpected and totally overwhelming. I would say 99% have kind things to say and wish us well, while 1% is negative, saying if it didn't work the first time, it will never work this time. All I can say to that is, we are different people now. I was selfish back then, focused on my drinking, and although I wasn't abusive, I was neglectful. She gave me numerous chances before she had to cut me lose. Now, being sober for 2 years and working in a treatment center, I feel like I can be all she needs me to be. So thanks again to everyone, the love you send me is a powerful thing! (I'm still saving this song to play to her when I see her. I plan to have a candlelit dinner, put this song on, and ask her to dance in my living room. I have yet to show her this story on Youtube, but I will when the time is right) Like that guy Jamel_Aka_Jamal says on his Youtube Reaction channel: JUST BE A GOOD HUMAN, BE HUMBLE, BE KIND, SPREAD JOY, PEACE AND LOVE! Be sure to check out his channel, it brings people together through music. I have no stake in the channel, I just love it and what it does.

10/22/2020 Getting bombarded by update me requests. I am sorry. I have been sick. Had Covdid-19. Was in the hospital and am now home. We still plan on getting back together. We talk every day. She still lives in Florida and me and Michigan. I appreciate all the support. I never stated my age, I am 50, she is 43. We are fighting for it. All the support helps and gives me a reason to go on. So thank you. I can't express enough how much the love and kindness of you supporters means. Thank you and thank God I am still here.

11/8/2020 Thank God. I finally feel back to normal. I have an important thing to say. But before I do, I want to thank anyone who has ever read this and felt moved. You can find love. You can find love you lost. It just takes effort and a willingness. I have lost everything I had at numerous times because of my drinking. I thought I lost the girl I love. But through the grace of God I have her back in my life. I was in the hospital and wondering if I would live. I had almost killed myself drinking so many times it didn't seem unlikely. But I pulled through. Now I am back on my feet and the girl I love wants to move here. So we are working on it. Thank you to all of you have liked this or said you got something out of it. I never professed to be a genius or any one who had anything special to offer. I just told my story. And some people responded. Thanks again. If anyone has any similar stories or anything they want to talk about, I am opening to listening. God bless you all.

11/20/2020 This story doesn't seem to end. She just got Covid in Florida. So I have to be here, and she there. She has mild symptoms so that is good. All I can do now is pray for her, and it sucks when the one you love is sick and you can't help them. I will all let you know what happens.

11/27/20 She is getting better. She didn't have quite the severe symptoms I had. She had a fever, chills, a slight cough and was weak as hell. She told me she is getting her energy back and her fever is going down. This was hard for me. It's no fun being away from the one you love when they are sick. All I wanted to do was be there to take care of her. I promised her once we are together for good I will always be there when she needs me. I guess the moral of all this is the idea of redemption. All the times when she was suffering and I was too selfish and focused on my drinking to know or care. I think that no matter how shitty of a life one lives, there is always a chance to redeem yourself, to break free of what you were and become something entirely different. Something to be proud of. Thanks for the support everyone. She plans to mover here in a couple months. Hopefully the Covid thing well be receding and it will be possible. I'll let you all know... :)

Amy Hendershot

I can't wait to see where this goes. I wish you both all the luck in the world. Hopefully you are together soon. Looking forward to an update on this story!!

Jenn McCormick

Maybe you should break free of this calendar. Please.

Jenn McCormick

It's cool but this was so wordy.
Be careful of words.
I couldn't read it all but good luck.

Gerlyn Anne

WOW!! So beautiful !! I’m glad that I read the comments. The last time I heard/listened to this song was two years ago. This is still popular in the Philippines. The first time I‘ ve heard this song was over the radio when I was 11 or 12. Idk why I was curious to read some comments and I’m glad I did !! Thank you for sharing your love story.. please keep us updated.. :) is there any way to reach out to you to get some love advice from you please 😁

Jaden Elmore

I LOVE THIS FOR YOU!!!!!

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Caleb Lim

Moment of silence for all the people still looking for this song.

Robert Derusse

@Dyiiamond Jaii u

Sly One

@LIFE after FEAR sidebar: if it didn't you wouldn't be here in the first place commenting on our (da fanz) ish. lol.

Sly One

@LIFE after FEAR go 4 it, little homie.

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