I Can’t Stand Me Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]I Can’t Stand Me
Written and Recorded by Merle Haggard
[G]I can’t stand me since [C]I lost you
And I [G]can’t stand nobody [D7]else
I can’t [G]stand me since [C]you went away
And I [G]gotta get [D7]away from my[G]self
I used to be a high-stepper with a [C]lot on the ball
My [G]friends all called me [D7]Ace
It took a [G]woman like you to bring a [C]good man down
And make me [G]ashamed to even [D7]show my [G]face
Oh when I look in the glass and see a [C]grown man cry
It [G]makes me wanna hang my [D7]head
I used to [G]feel real proud just to [C]be alive
But [G]now I think I’d [D7]rather be [G]dead
I’m gonna find me a river about [C]ten miles wide
With a [G]bridge right all way [D7]cross
I’m gonna [G]drag myself about [C]half way over
And [G]then I’m gonna [D7]throw me [G]off
Yeah I gotta get [D7]away from my[G]self[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song I Can’t Stand Me?
– The song I Can’t Stand Me was sang by Merle Haggard.
Who is Merle Haggard?
– Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti-Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.
He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016â€”his 79th birthdayâ€”at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.