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"OVER YOU"

Weather man said it's gonna snow

By now I should be used to the cold

Mid-February shouldn't be so scary

It was only December

I still remember the presents, the tree, you and me

But you went away

How dare you?

I miss you

They say I'll be OK

But I'm not going to ever get over you

Living alone, here in this place

I think of you, and I'm not afraid

Your favorite records make me feel better

Cause you sing along

With every song

I know you didn't mean to give them to me

But you went away

How dare you?

I miss you

They say I'll be OK

But I'm not going to ever get over you

It really sinks in, you know, when I see it in stone

Cause you went away,

How dare you?

I miss you

They say I'll be OK

But I'm not going to ever get over you



"After Richie died, Blake said Christmas wasn't fun for a long time because of all the memories-the presents and the time together and then it all just going black in your mind."

"The melody Blake was playing sounded like winter to me, so I just threw these lines out."

"Blake would always drive around with his brother singing along to Travis Tritt and Hank Jr. Blake's dad gave him all of Richie's tapes, and Blake would just listen to them and hear Richie's voice."

"We laughed when we wrote this because Blake was like, 'Richie would've been so pissed I got all those records!'"

"This is the line where people who thought this was a song about a love gone bad realize. It all becomes clear."

"When Blake said this, we both just started crying. This line changed my whole perspective of the song. I never lost anybody that close to me, so I didn't realize the anger. You hear about the hurt and the sadness, but you're mad too!"

"This came from something Blake's dad said. He said, 'You don't ever get over it, you just get used to it.' The hurt passes, but you don't ever get over it."