I Love You Because

Words & Music:

Leon Payne (1949)


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I love you because you understand, dear, every single thing I try to do.

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You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear.

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I love you most of all because you're you.

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No matter what the world may say about me,

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I know your love will always see me through.

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I love you for the way you never doubt me,

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But, most of all, I love you 'cause you're you.


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I love you because my heart is lighter, every time I'm walking by your side.

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I love you because the future's brighter, the door to happiness is open wide.

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No matter what may be the style or season,

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I know your heart will always be true.

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I love you for a hundred thousand reasons,

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But, most of all, I love you 'cause you're you.




Here is composer Leon Payne singing the original version of "I Love You Because":

You can find more versions by Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, etc. at youtube.com

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