Love, Me by Collin Raye

在臉書facebook上看到有人分享這首歌,著實讓我心驚了一下。
第一次聽到這首歌,是在一卷西洋情歌的合輯裡,時間點應該是在 1993~1995年間,當時我猶原是個慘綠少年。那張專輯大致上是以R&B、Soul或Hip Hop為主,鄉村曲風的這首歌被安排在B面倒數第二首的樣子,第一次聽就被吸引住了。看了歌詞更是深深被感動,1923年,一對不被父母祝福的情侶決定私奔到鄰近的城鎮,共度餘生。男的先到,女的沒出現,只留下一張紙條。上面就寫著副歌的歌詞。第二段一開始,才點出第一人稱敘事者是在什麼情況下,讀了這張字條。故事性強的歌詞總是比較罕見,是以我對這首歌超有印象。錄音帶不知道被我丟去哪,直到今天看到有人po出來,我才知道原來這首歌還有MV。就放上來留作紀念啦。
 

I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923

Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me

He said, "Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,

Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none, but I love your Grandma so.



We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together

Get married in the first town we came to and live forever

But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead

I found this letter, and this is what it said :



"If you get there before I do

Don’t give up on me

I’ll meet you when my chores are through

I don’t know how long I’ll be



But I’m not gonna let you down

Darling wait and see

And between now and then

Til I see you again



I’ll be loving you

Love, Me."



I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away

In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray

I know I’ve never seen him cry in all my fifteen years

But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears



"If you get there before I do

Don’t give up on me

I’ll meet you when my chores are through

I don’t know how long I’ll be



But I’m not gonna let you down

Darling wait and see

And between now and then

Til I see you again



I’ll be loving you

Love, Me."

Title: Love,  Me
Artist: Collin Raye
Album: All I Can Be
Year: 1991

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