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"If you loved me half as much as I love you" song lyrics

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  • #39525

    Synergy
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    “Half as Much” is a great old country song sung by Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney (my favorite), and many others. It’s composer was Curley Williams (not related to Hank Williams.)

    The song lyrics say, “You’re nice to me, when there’s no one else around; you only build me up, to tear me down.” I think most of us here, know by now that abusers do just the opposite! They build us up when there ARE other people around, then “behind closed doors” they light-into us — with whatever their chosen abusive methods they prefer — beatings, extreme irritability and perfectionism, major put-downs, gaslighting, emotional abuse, abusing the children in front of us…

    So I altered some lyrics, and wrote another verse.These are not copyrighted, because I wrote them myself. I’m a singer, by the way. I love this song. I grew up hearing it.

    Here’s what I’ve got:

    (E) A A7 D
    You’re nice to me when there’s people all around
    B B7 E E7
    But then at home, you cruelly put me down.

    AND

    A A7 D
    You’re nice to me when there’s others all around
    B B7 E E7
    You only build me up to take me down

    HERE’S THE FULL NEW VERSE I WROTE:

    If you loved me half as much as you say

    You wouldn’t bully me almost every day.

    I work at home, while you go out to play

    You say the words, but then you go away.

    THEN THE ORIGINAL CHORUS STARTS WITH:

    If you missed me half as much as I miss you

    You wouldn’t stay away half as much as you do

    [You can look up the whole song in YouTube.]

  • #40384

    Sunnygal
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    Many song lyrics are really off.

  • #40385

    Synergy
    Participant

    Yes! I changed them for my own singing. I do that a lot with many songs that I sing.

  • #40386

    Jan7
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    Hi Synergy, heres a good song for everyone who is just out of their relationship & first imposting the No contact rule:

    Kelly Clarkson “Since you been gone”…google those words with the word “video” to watch her music video for free:

    Here’s the thing
    We started out friends
    It was cool, but it was all pretend
    Yeah, yeah
    Since you been gone

    You’re dedicated, you took the time
    Wasn’t long till I called you mine
    Yeah, yeah
    Since you been gone

    And all you’d ever hear me say
    Is how I picture me with you
    That’s all you’d ever hear me say

    But since you been gone
    I can breathe for the first time
    I’m so moving on
    Yeah, yeah
    Thanks to you
    Now I get what I want
    Since you been gone

    How can I put it? You put me on
    I even fell for that stupid love song
    Yeah, yeah
    Since you been gone

    How come I’ve never heard you say
    I just want to be with you?
    Guess you never felt that way

    But since you been gone
    I can breathe for the first time
    I’m so moving on
    Yeah, yeah
    Thanks to you
    Now I get what I want
    Since you been gone

    You had your chance, you blew it
    Out of sight, out of mind
    Shut your mouth, I just can’t take it
    Again, and again, and again, and again

    Since you been gone (since you been gone)
    I can breathe for the first time
    I’m so moving on
    Yeah, yeah
    Thanks to you (thanks to you)
    Now I get, I get what I want

    I can breathe for the first time
    I’m so moving on
    Yeah, yeah
    Thanks to you (thanks to you), now I get (I get)
    You should know (you should know)
    That I get
    I get what I want
    Since you been gone
    Since you been gone
    Since you been gone

  • #40387

    Synergy
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    Dear Jan7, thanks for sharing — great lyrics! Great video. Very original, funny and powerful video!

    Here’s another powerful song — I’m learning to sing/play this one:

    Go to YouTube and do a search for I Love You So Much I Hate Myself

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