I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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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 every step of the way

And I will always love you
I will always love you
You, my darling you, hm
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, you

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

Overall Meaning

Whitney Houston’s iconic song “I Will Always Love You” is a love ballad with bittersweet undertones. At the surface, the song tells the story of a woman who is leaving a man she loves because she knows she isn’t what he needs. The opening lines “If I should stay, I would only be in your way. So I’ll go, but I know. I’ll think of you every step of the way” tell us that she is leaving him to let him live his life without her, but she knows that he’ll be on her mind every day. The repeated chorus line “And I will always love you” emphasizes that even though they can’t be together, her love for him will always remain.


The verses that follow make it clear that the woman knows she needs to leave, as she is not what the man needs in his life. She acknowledges that they both know this, and says her goodbyes: “Bittersweet memories, that is all I’m taking with me. So goodbye, please don’t cry. We both know I’m not what you need.” These lyrics showcase not only the selflessness of the woman but also the pain she feels at having to leave someone she loves.


The last verse brings the song to a hopeful end. The woman tells the man that she hopes for happiness and love for him, even if it’s not with her. “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.” The final chorus lines “I will always love you” emphasize that her love for him will always remain, even if they can’t be together.


Line by Line Meaning

If I should stay, I would only be in your way
If I remain, I will hinder your progress


So I'll go, but I know
Therefore, I must leave


I'll think of you every step of the way
But you will be on my mind


And I will always love you
Despite everything, I will forever love you


You, my darling you, hm
You are the one I love, my darling


Bittersweet memories
I take away only mixed emotions


That is all I'm taking with me
Those emotions are all that remains


So, goodbye
Farewell


Please, don't cry
I implore you not to cry


We both know I'm not what you, you need
We both understand that I am not what you require


I hope life treats you kind
I want life to be good to you


And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
You achieve everything you've ever desired


And I wish to you joy and happiness
I wish happiness and joy for you


But above all this, I wish you love
But, more than anything, I want you to experience true love


I will always love you
I will always hold love for you


You, darling, I love you
My darling, I love you


Ooh, I'll always, I'll always love you
I will keep loving you eternally




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dolly Parton

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Verse 1]
If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way

[Chorus]
And I will always love you
I will always love you
You
My darling, you

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
And I will always love you
I will always love you
You

[Saxophone Solo]

[Verse 3]
I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I'm wishing you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

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Soo true 😭

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And I will always miss you...

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