When I Love You

Story Behind The Song

As I've said many times in my behind the song story. This song came into being from my observing friends of mine try to decide if they should stay together or not. Their asking all the usual questions, Can we start over, can we be friends etc...

Song Description

This song is a story about a love that has seen better days. The lovers are asking is this over? Do we move on to someone new?

Song Length 5:10 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Lost Love, Breaking Up
Similar Artists Indigo Girls, Jewel Language English
Era 2000 and later


When I Love You

Lyrics and Music by Mary Ott copyright 1998

Seems this story?s been told before
Of love undying and so true
But life twists and turns,
And we?ve all been burned
By someone who?s got up
And walked out the door.


When I Love You
Is beside the point
When I need you
Doesn?t work anymore
Can?t be strangers
Can?t be friends.
Time for saying
Must be the end.

Verse 2:
The stories ring familiar bells
We all can say,
Hey, I?ve been there
But where does it stop?
Do we give up all we?ve got?
For someone new,
Who doesn?t know us,
Half as well.

Lyrics Mary Ott Music Mary Ott
Producer Mary Ott/Mark Indictor/Mark Segal Publisher Mary Ott
Performance Scott Lund/Drums , Mick Mahan/Bass , Mark Segal/Lead Guitar , Mary Ott/Keys and Guitar/Vocals , Carrie Howe/Backing vocals Label Cosmic Music Productions

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