• Devin Gackle

Songblog: Love Me (JJ Heller cover)


"Love Me" written by JJ Heller, 2006

Valentine's Day is a holiday that brings on a lot of mixed feelings. At some point we've probably all had a love/hate relationship with it.

And this year, you might just be in a different place than you were last year. (Personally, I've never thought much about it, but have still enjoyed it; however, this is the first V-day I've spent alone in 3 years, which isn't very comforting). But that's why I chose this song.

Whether you have someone, or don't, whether you're alone or not, whether you've been abandoned or forgotten, feel unloved, or lost someone you loved, this song is such a perfect reminder that you're never as alone as you think; and you're more loved that you could possibly know.

I actually sang this song at church this morning, and last minute decided to record it for this, because I think it's the perfect Valentine's Day message. Never forget that you are loved. God is the ultimate Valentine.

And, to keep up the spirit and good feelings (and because I've been lazy about posting songs lately), I'll (try to) post a song every day this week, stemming from the theme of love.


Lyrics:


He cries in the corner where nobody sees

He's the kid with the story no one would believe

He prays every night, "Dear God, won't you please,

Could you send someone here who will love me?"

Who will love me for me?

Not for what I have done or what I will become

Who will love me for me?

'Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day

She's the woman whose husband has run away

She'll go to the gym after working today

Maybe if she was thinner then he would've stayed

And she says

Who will love me for me?

Not for what I have done or what I will become

Who will love me for me?

'Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He's waiting to die as he sits all alone

He's a man in a cell who regrets what he's done

He utters a cry from the depths of his soul

"Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home."

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside

And it said "I know you've murdered and I know you've lied.

I have watched you suffer all of your life,

And now that you'll listen I, I'll tell you that I

I will love you for you

Not for what you have done or what you will become

I will love you for you

I will give you the love, the love that you never knew

Love you for you

Not for what you have done or what you will become

I will love you for you

I will give you the love, the love that you never knew