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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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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... :)

2/5/21 Happy New Year everyone! Sorry about the delay, but I wanted to make sure I had something to say before I updated. Finally, she is here! It took longer than we thought because of some complications. But I did get to spend Christmas with her, so it wasn't too bad. It's hard to believe how this all started and ended, and I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support and well wishes. And to the five or so people who had bad things to say, I can only say if you don't like how long this is or what I'm talking about, you're not forced to read it. And as far as this song, it will always mean the world to me. From hearing it and wishing I had a girlfriend, to dancing with my one true girl at my wedding reception, it fills me with joy every time I hear it again. Now I can listen to it with her, and we can think of all we have been through and what our future holds. I think the main one I have to thank is God, because I kept praying he would put me on the path I needed to be on, and he truly did that. Now I can spend the rest of my days with the "One who almost got away". I'm going to try to go over the comments over the next few weeks and thank everyone I can. Thanks again everyone, and here's a surprise for all who read the updates:

"Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer. I am Jeff's ex wife and now current Girlfriend. He asked me to say something and although I can't write like him I guess I can express how I feel about all this. He just showed me this the other day and my jaw hit the floor. At first I was kind of upset that he put all this on the internet, but then I read the comments and I was overwhelmed with joy. All the support and love really blew my mind. So I too want to say thanks to everyone for the kind words and support. It means a lot to me. And yes, we did dance to this after he showed me this. We turned on the video and held each other right in the living room and it was magical. Over the years I would always hear this and think of him and hope he was all right. I never really stopped loving him, but I couldn't deal with the lying and bull shit. To say he has changed is and under statement. He is not the same as he was. And neither am I. And I think we are both better people now. When I contacted him on Facebook I didn't expect a reply because he never goes on there. But he did and now we are together again, hopefully for good. So once again thank you, and thank God for what he has given us. Something many people don't get. A second chance."



Bernie2020 except on israel

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



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



Theresa Lyn Pastor

LYRICS

"I'll Be"

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 crying 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 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 crying 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've dropped out, I've burned up, I've fought my way back from the dead.
I've tuned in, turned on, remembered the things that you said

And I'll be your crying 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 crying 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.
...greatest fan of your life.



Giulia Leal

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 hangs from above

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

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 hangs from above

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

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

I'll be your crying shoulder
I'll be love's suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be 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... :)

2/5/21 Happy New Year everyone! Sorry about the delay, but I wanted to make sure I had something to say before I updated. Finally, she is here! It took longer than we thought because of some complications. But I did get to spend Christmas with her, so it wasn't too bad. It's hard to believe how this all started and ended, and I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support and well wishes. And to the five or so people who had bad things to say, I can only say if you don't like how long this is or what I'm talking about, you're not forced to read it. And as far as this song, it will always mean the world to me. From hearing it and wishing I had a girlfriend, to dancing with my one true girl at my wedding reception, it fills me with joy every time I hear it again. Now I can listen to it with her, and we can think of all we have been through and what our future holds. I think the main one I have to thank is God, because I kept praying he would put me on the path I needed to be on, and he truly did that. Now I can spend the rest of my days with the "One who almost got away". I'm going to try to go over the comments over the next few weeks and thank everyone I can. Thanks again everyone, and here's a surprise for all who read the updates:

"Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer. I am Jeff's ex wife and now current Girlfriend. He asked me to say something and although I can't write like him I guess I can express how I feel about all this. He just showed me this the other day and my jaw hit the floor. At first I was kind of upset that he put all this on the internet, but then I read the comments and I was overwhelmed with joy. All the support and love really blew my mind. So I too want to say thanks to everyone for the kind words and support. It means a lot to me. And yes, we did dance to this after he showed me this. We turned on the video and held each other right in the living room and it was magical. Over the years I would always hear this and think of him and hope he was all right. I never really stopped loving him, but I couldn't deal with the lying and bull shit. To say he has changed is and under statement. He is not the same as he was. And neither am I. And I think we are both better people now. When I contacted him on Facebook I didn't expect a reply because he never goes on there. But he did and now we are together again, hopefully for good. So once again thank you, and thank God for what he has given us. Something many people don't get. A second chance."

Jeff P 2x4

@Melinda Roop I agree 100 percent. I wasn't looking back when she contacted me, but part of me still loved her. You do need to move forward when things end, I was just one of the fortunate ones and recognize that. Thanks for commenting and good luck to you as well!

Melinda Roop

That's sweet and all but people shouldnt look backwards.

Jeff P 2x4

@Discover Hope As my story goes to show, almost anything can happen. If you are truly in love, keep trying. I never in a million years thought I would get back with Jennifer, but here I am! I will keep you in my prayers and I wish you nothing but the best! True love can find a way!

Discover Hope

@Jeff P 2x4 And the man himself still replies to comments! Amazing. God bless and may positivity keep you going! You give me hope for the girl I've been speaking to for a while now. Sometimes I feel like it'd be better to move on since I've already told her how I felt and was turned down, but other times I want to continue because I still think she's afraid to be with someone again. Maybe I need to make my own updated comment. Hahaha!

Jeff P 2x4

@Discover Hope Thank you! Things are still going well, and I try to thank anyone who has something positive to say. Take care and I wish you luck in your life as well!

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