This Song Is For You Song Lyrics and Chords

Merle Haggard

This Song Is For You

 

This Song Is For You Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard

 

This Song Is For You
Recorded by Merle Haggard
Written by Freddy Powers and Mary Powers
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This song is for you you know who you are
 
I won’t embarrass you by calling your  
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name
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You’re here every  
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night severing up the drinks
 
Wearing your superficial  
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smile
You still wear the wedding band and your left hard working hand
 
For a memory of a man  
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who’s chained and  
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bound
 
Lord knows you need a man  
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and an understanding hand
 
Before you run com
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pletely out of  
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love
 
You can’t  
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stay in love with a memory
You can’t stay in love with a dream
Yet you’ve fallen in love with the picture on the wall
 
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sad part is that the  
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picture is not of  
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me
That cold December day they took her man away
 
Never dreaming of a gentle heart they  
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broke
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Now she waits by the  
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phone she waits there all alone
 
But the only one who ever calls is  
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me
Now I’m a prisoner of a slave to one way love
 
I wish they’d let me  
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go so I’d be  
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free
 
Break these chains that binds and  
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release this heart of mine
 
Before I run com
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pletely out of  
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love
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song This Song Is For You?
– The song This Song Is For You 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, 2016—his 79th birthday—at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

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