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Tim McGraw - If You're Reading This Lyrics

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TitleIf You're Reading This
ArtistTim McGraw
AlbumOther Songs [2005], Track 12
Other Songs [2005], Track 10
Greatest Hits Volume 3 [2008], Track 3
GenreCountry, Dance
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Song lyrics
If you're readin' this
My momma's sittin' there
Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here.
I sure wish I could give you one more kiss
War was just a game we played when we were kids
Well I'm layin' down my gun
I'm hanging up my boots
I'm up here with God and we're both watchin' over you

So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed that it would go.
If you're readin' this I'm already home.

If you're readin' this
Half way around the world
I won't be there to see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you
I hope she fights like me
And stands up for the innocent and the weak
I'm layin' down my gun,
I'm hanging up my boots
Tell dad I don't regret that I followed in his shoes

So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
is where my momma always prayed that it would go
If you're readin' this, I'm already hoooommmmmeeee

If you're readin' this,
There's gonna come a day
You move on and find someone else and that's okay
Just remember this
I'm in a better place
Soldiers live in peace and angels sing amazing grace

So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go
If you're readin' this
If you're readin' this
I'm already home
submitted by Bronco5 on May 18th, 2007
corrected on November 20th, 2007

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0 likes - like | 12-05-2010 16:02 TommyOakland 
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just an incredible song
0 likes - like | 24-04-2008 14:55 horseprincess15 
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My Uncle has spent 3 tours in Iraq - and it's been especially hard for us to say hello and good bye to him each time. Tim McGraw gives us all a little reason to hope that regardless of what is going on in that part of the world, our boys are going to be in a safer place once they come 'home.'
And I really didn't think about the cancer issue until someone posted about it - but I sent this song to one of my professors who is currently battling incurable spinal cancer - and all she could do was cry and shake her head. It hits home on so many levels - Tim McGraw does it again - touching us all and giving us all some great music to listen to.
0 likes - like | 20-10-2007 07:18 vandy 
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I don't even listen to country that much anymore. I'd all but given up on Tim McGraw. I thought he had his day in the 90's and all the stuff he was coming out with sucked.

In general, not much makes me cry. Least of all, songs.

I'm not close to anyone in the military right now. The last person that I was close to that died was my grandpa, of old age, in May of 2006.

But I heard this song for the first time driving home from work the other night, and it moved me so much I pulled off to the side of the freeway for a minute because I was bawling too hard to drive.

This song is INCREDIBLY poignant and moving. Way to go Tim!
0 likes - like | 22-09-2007 04:57 xAcidxOtakux 
1 posts
I'm a soldier serving in Korea. I wont be seeing the 'sandbox' but this song is still a very touching song. i've alrady lost one friend to war, and i know anyday i could lose another. this song really helps with knowing hes in a better place. i hope more people will hear this song and understand where he's coming from.

i know my girl heard it after i left for korea and she started crying. this isnt just about the soldiers in the box, but rather any soldier anywhere. we all can be called to war on the drop of a hat, and we know this.
0 likes - like | 29-06-2007 04:52 EMILAY08 
2 posts
This is a BEAUTIFUL song,... brought me to tears.
0 likes - like | 27-06-2007 01:23 hobblingpirate 
15 posts
I am not a soldier fighting in Iraq, instead I am a soldier here - I am battling cancer. This song touched me as I was in a situation with my fiance' in trying to convince him that it was okay to move on. This song has helped me so much! I hope that all the soldiers out there - those serving in the military and those that aren't - will be able to listen to this song!
0 likes - like | 18-05-2007 22:00 Peacefreak 
441 posts
for this song Bronco5 sent it to me because he thought that it should be on here because of it's dedication. So i thought if i were to post it one here then i should tell you why it's on here but not quite out...yet...

Hey - This song hasn't been released yet but Tim Mcgraw played this song at the Academy of Country Music Awards on May 15th
I thought you could add this song to the Tim McGraw section because he did an amazing job and I am sure everyone has been talking about it, maybe even sending you messages asking about it. The song is about all the heroes that have lost their lives fighting in the war. I actually think Tim flew a lot of the families out to the ACMA to see the song be played live. Not a dry eye in the place. But anyway here it is its called "If You're Reading This"

After reading that I thought that this song should be shared with you even if he doesn't publish it.