You Can't Give Enough

04:08
Beyond Reach
2005-00-00
Chowning/Morton/Cook

Story

R.C.: This is one of my favorites. It ties into Eisenhower's warning, as the father dies in the 1964 in Vietnam. The mother makes the decision to carry on raising her kids by herself, only to find an early grave. This song is a tribute to all who give everything for their families.

L.L.:
This is one of Randle's songs that for me could have easily fit nicely within an "Ozarks" record.

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Lyrics

Here before me in this grave, lies Mary Katherine Tate
Born in 1942, died at age 58
She worked some long hours with no rest
Down at the cannery
She never did a thing for herself, it was all about family
Mama didn’t mind the sacrifice
She gave her all and never thought twice

Chorus
Cause love ain’t something you do part-time
It’s twenty four seven every day of your life
There ain’t no way to love somebody too much
The thing about love is, you can’t give enough

I only knew my daddy’s face, from his picture in his uniform
I remember mama saying, we lost him in ’64
A single mother with two kids, that ‘s what she chose to be
I stand amazed at the things she did, for my little brother and me
She didn’t know the meaning of the word quit
She never gave up, never gave in

Chorus
Cause love ain’t something you do part-time
It’s twenty four seven every day of your life
There ain’t no way to love somebody too much
The thing about love is, you can’t give enough

Now I’m raising two kids of my own
I’ll give them all I’ve got, until I’m gone

Chorus
Cause love ain’t something you do part-time
It’s twenty four seven every day of your life
There ain’t no way to love somebody too much
The thing about love is, you can’t give enough

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