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Edwin McCain - I'll Be

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
And emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky
Never revealing their depth

And tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed
And you're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive, and not dead

And tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life.

And I dropped out, I burned up, I fought my way back from the dead,
I tuned in, I turned on, remembered the thing that you said.

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

And I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love suicide
And I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

The greatest fan of your life.

I'll Be is a song written and sung by American Alt-Rock singer/guitarist, Edwin McCain. Speaking with Songfacts about this song in a 2011 interview, McCain said that though the track was not intended as a love song he is happy its become such a popular wedding song. He said: "The fact that people use 'I'll Be' for their weddings, and weddings don't have an expiration. Every year there are weddings. I'm not associated with the '90s, I'm associated with weddings. So it never ends. It's timeless." The song was released as the first and only single from his second album Misguided Roses. McCain recorded an acoustic version of the song for his follow-up album, Messenger. It was covered by Dean Geyer on his debut CD Rush. "I'll Be" ended up being a success for McCain in the United States, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. While it was only his second single to chart, it became his first and only Top 10 hit and his biggest hit to date. "I'll Be" was featured on A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack, music from the 2004 movie starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray and Family Man starring Nicolas Cage.

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