Forever And Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

October 21, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “Forever and Ever, Amen,” performed by Randy Travis.

Fun Facts

  • The authors of the song were Don Schlitz and Paul Overstreet in 1987
  • It was inspired by Don Schlitz’s son, who would often tell his mother, “Mommy, I love you forever and ever, amen” after his nightly prayers.
  • Schlitz tipped this idea to Overstreet, and they wrote the demo song in a couple of hours. Schlitz recorded the demo version and sent it to Warner Bros.
  • Martha Sharp, Warner Bros’ executive, suggested the demo to Travis, and he shortened the song’s message as the title of his second album, ‘Always and Forever.’
  • The song was heavily acclaimed in the country music world and on a mainstream level. It sold more than five million units.
  • It was released in March 1987. On April 25, 1987, the song debuted on Billboard’s country chart list.
  • It peaked at number one for three weeks on June 13, 1987. The song topped the country charts for 43 weeks
  • In 1987, the song won a Country Music Association Awards for “Single of the year” and “song of the year.”
  • The song got a Grammy Award for ‘Best Country and Western Song’ in 1988. It also won the American Music Awards for the “Favorite Country Song” in the same year
  • The song earned an RIAA gold certification nearly three decades after its release. It was Travis’ first solo to earn an RIAA certification.
  • In 2020, Josh Turner brought the song back to mainstream with a cover featuring Randy Travis.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

You may think that I’m talkin’ foolish

You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free

You may wonder how I can promise you now

This love that I feel for you always will be

But you’re not just time that I’m killin’

I’m no longer one of those guys

As sure as I live, this love that I give

Is gonna be yours until the day that I die

Oh, baby, I’m gonna love you forever

Forever and ever amen

As long as old men sit and talk about the weather

As long as old women sit and talk about old men

If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful

I’ll be happy to tell you again

I’m gonna love you forever and ever

Forever and ever, amen

They say time takes its toll on a body

Makes the young girls brown hair turn gray

But honey, I don’t care, I ain’t in love with your hair

And if it all fell out, well, I’d love you anyway

They say time can play tricks on a memory

Make people forget things they knew

Well, it’s easy to see, it’s happenin’ to me

I’ve already forgotten every woman but you

Oh, darlin’, I’m gonna love you forever

Forever and ever amen

As long as old men sit and talk about the weather

As long as old women sit and talk about old men

If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful

Well, just listen to how this song ends

I’m gonna love you forever and ever

Forever and ever, amen

I’m gonna love you forever and ever

Forever and ever, forever and ever

Forever and ever, amen

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