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REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You


Keep on Loving You - Meaning of the song


This song is lead singer Kevin Cronin's response after he found out his wife Denise had been cheating on him before they were married. Instead of leaving her, he decided that he would keep on loving her no matter what, as he made that promise: When I said that I loved you I meant that I loved you forever And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you Cronin called it, "The most painful song I ever wrote."

"Keep On Loving You" is often cited as one of the more romantic songs ever written - VH1 included it on their Top 40 Love Songs show. "That song is a yin-yang thing, where there is obviously trouble in paradise in the verses, but I always believed that people are capable of changing, and that if your life runs into a tough spot, it doesn't mean that you necessarily have to run from it. You can also look it in the eye, and if there is enough worthwhile in the relationship to keep it going, then you give it all you've got, and that's what I did. Even in giving it all I got, at some point, we realized that it just wasn't going to work. So when I wrote that line, I meant it. I tried my best, but it just didn't happen."


Keep on Loving You - Lyrics


You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby

There was something missin'

You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe

But you didn't listen


You played dead

But you never bled

Instead you lay still in the grass

All coiled up and hissin'


And though I know all about those men

Still I don't remember

'Cause it was us baby, way before them

And we're still together


And I meant every word I said

When I said that I love you

I meant that I love you forever


And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you

Cause it's the only thing I wanna do

I don't wanna sleep

I just wanna keep on lovin' you


And I meant every word I said

When I said that I love you

I meant that I love you forever


And I'm gonna keep on lovin' you

Cause it's the only thing I wanna do

I don't wanna sleep

I just wanna keep on lovin' you


Baby, I'm gonna keep on lovin' you

Cause it's the only thing I wanna do

I don't wanna sleep

I just wanna keep on lovin' you

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