He Stopped Loving Her Today Lyrics - George Jones

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Written by R. V. Braddock and C. Putman, Jr.

He said I'll love you 'til I die
She told him you'll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you

I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

You know she came to see him one last time
Oh and we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he's over her for good

(Repeat Chorus)

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Tears me apart | Reviewer: John | 1/21/14

I'm 40 years old. Have been married for 20 years to my first true love. We have 3 beautiful children and have spent over half of our lives together. I never thought I'd be in this spot but We'll be divorced within the month. I fear that this will be my theme song from here on out.

I still love you babe.


He Stopped Loving Her Today | Reviewer: Lonnie Lynne O'Kelley's Hanley | 12/14/13

My Mother and Father had 6 children and we're married many years before they divorced. My Mother never dated or remarried and always loved my Daddy no matter how mad he made her and they always talked though the years and when he was so sick he waited for her to come see him before he died. This is their song 😢

He Stopped Loving Her 4/30/88 | Reviewer: Della | 11/29/13

My mother divorced my father but she was his one true love, and he loved her until the day he died. She would have come to see him one last time but because of my wicked step mother she was unable to. They had a special unspoken connection that only those who share a special once in a lifetime love share. Every time I hear this song I think of my Mama and Daddy who did not get to say their final goodbye, and I break down in tears.

Yeah, yeah, yeah... | Reviewer: Grandview MO | 7/9/13

I cannot even read the lyrics to this song without my eyes becoming misty. She told me it was over some 45 years ago and, to this day, I still carry the proverbial torch for her. I was truly in love with her but she just played the game with me, and I meant nothing to her. I dream of seeing her again, holding her one more time, but know I never will. I suppose, when they carry me away, I'll forget her, at last... or will I?

Truest Song Ever Written | Reviewer: Valerie Nae Johnson | 4/27/13

My mother died in 1983, after she and my father had been married for 34 years. They had been together since they were teens. Their marriage was so strong and filled with love. My dad passed 2 months ago, some almost 30 years later. Still at the time of his death, he would awaken sometimes through the night and call out her name as if he was answering her call.

After my mother's passing, I could not, and still cannot today, hear this song without crying deeply. The kind of love George Jones sang about is something few people know in their lives. I thank him so much for putting such heartfelt feelings into words-God bless him, and all he leaves behind.

SHE stopped loving HIM today | Reviewer: Confidential | 4/27/13

Those words will apply to me when I die. I didn't know what I had until I let him go. That was 25-30 years ago, and I still look him up on the computer. I hope and pray he has married and is very happily married with children.

Greatest Country Song of All Time? | Reviewer: Dan W. Taliaferro | 4/27/13

Perhaps the greatest Country song. The truly great ones always have love as the subject, and relate some universal truth or experience; in this case, unrequited love. The lyrics are simple, true, and deeply moving. George Jones, with his excellent voice and unmatched gift for phrasing, touches all who have loved and lost. Others sing this song now, and some perform it very well, but no one will ever capture the emotion Jones brings to this song. Sad to know we will never hear George sing this song live again.

Beautiful song | Reviewer: Sheila Parker | 4/27/13

This song was always the song that reminds me of my husband that passed away in 1981 from alcoholism. He was a beautiful man, we both worked at Disneyland, had a home, dogs and a great life. But alcohol made life with him impossible. I had to leave. Years later and after a close call with his kidney and liver failure I went to see him., we celebrated our Sept birthdays together. We told each other we loved one another and always would. Helped him move out of the house that we had built before married into an apartment. He loved this song, he loved me and I loved him . He is at peace now. I can't help but hear in George Jones song the loneliness, isolation, the crazy thoughts that came to his mind and knowing death was the only peace. Ken used to tell me he would not live to see the age of 35, he died at 33. I am grateful that George got clean and lived a longer life of song that all of us have loved.

It is about a never ending love that only died when he did. | Reviewer: csh | 4/26/13

At the end of the song it says that they wondered if she would come see him one last time and that she did. So, she didn't die. Read the lyrics. Never says why they broke up. That was not the point of the song. George's soulful voice made this song! No one else could have put the emotion and yearning in it like he did. The song was recorded in 1980 and released in 1981. Sent him to the top and made his career. He didn't really want to record it at first cause he thought it was to "morbid." But, he was certainly glad that he did. RIP Possum

A song that lives through my life. | Reviewer: Issac | 4/26/13

George has died today, but his music and words lives on. I too have that love for someone that will never die, she is and always will be the love of my life, but I didnt know it at the time and allowed my path to depart from hers. She was my wife of 32 years and I left her. Oh God what a mistake I made. I live with that sadness everyday, and pray that she someday forgives my and knows how much I truely do love her with all my life. You never know what someone means once they are gone. I love you my dear dear sweetheart.

Sometimes death is the only way to stop loving. | Reviewer: Al Zimmer | 4/1/13

Life can have many loves. Time can heal most of them. Then that one person comes along. Many reasons why they cannot ever get together. Many years go by and the intense love you have never ever diminishes. Death is the only way to stop the love you have.

in love for eternity! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/12/13

This is the best song I can remember hearing that would tell it like it was or is for someone that is still truly in LOVE with their ex. Another is WITHOUT YOU by Nelson Smeltion

Anonymous | Reviewer: AS | 2/11/13

I grew up on country and the Great George Jones being one of my favorites. This song is so intreeging.....It absoulutley makes the mind spin in wonder. When my father in-law (one of the greatest men I have ever known) passed some 22 years ago this April this song came on the radio on our way to the cemetery....What a profound meaning this song has had on me since that day. He was burried in a private cemetery for all the pioner families in that area....my husband his only son drove up to his fathers last resting spot the night before the service and dug his fathers grave by the light of his chevy truck headlights....this was the last deed he could do for this great man. I always relate "He Stopped Loving Her Today" to that sad day in our life but somehow it is a song I still love. Thank you George Jones!!!

Heartbreaker | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/25/12

After thirty some years after my divorce (I am still single) this song still gets to me the same way as the first time I heard it.Sometimes you go through life thinking you're over someone and you wake up one day many years later and realize you really aren't and may never be until a wreath is placed upon your door and they carry you away.....

It happens | Reviewer: Mister Ed | 11/22/12

Missed the funeral, though
- so I'm going to learn the song.

First, change "1962" to "1992".
Second, figure out what key
- I can talk most of it except the chorus.
Third, figure out how out many chords to throw in
- complexity.
Forth, see if I can come up with a solo solo
- stretch

To repeat the obvious, Great Song. Its material like this that got Willie out of a pot bust in Texas.

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