#SLS ~ 5/29/22

This week the theme is songs that mention Appearance, Image, Likeness, Object, Picture, Photograph.  Jim is our host for this ride, check out the songs HERE. I’m kicking it back with old school country. George Jones singing He Stopped Loving Her Today. Songwriters: Bobby Braddock / Curly Putman

He said “I’ll love you till I die”,
She told him “You’ll forget in time”
As the years went slowly by,
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall,
Went half-crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all,
Hoping she’d come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated nineteen sixty-two
He had underlined in red
Every single “I love you”

I went to see him just today,
Oh but I didn’t see no tears
All dressed up to go away,
First time I’d seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

You know, she came to see him one last time
Aww, and we all wondered if she would
And it kept runnin’ through my mind
“This time he’s over her for good”

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bobby Braddock / Curly Putman

14 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 5/29/22

    1. Oh no! I tear up every time I listen to it. I can just picture the man so in love but unrequited. Dying is his only escape from the pain of her rejection. I’m going to check out your poem.

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