Love Me If You Can

Album: Big Dog Daddy (2007)
Charted: 48

Songfacts®:

  • Toby Keith spoke to AOL Music about this song, which was written by Chris Wallin and Keith's frequent songwriting partner Craig Wiseman: "Very few times do I record a song I don't write. I can probably count on both hands the number of times I've done that in my whole career. This song wasn't written for me, but it sounds like I wrote it for myself. Every word Craig wrote tells it like it is for me. There are a lot of homeless people out there who are lazy, drunk or hooked on drugs, but there are some who might just be down on their luck. So I may feel like the homeless should just get up and go to work, but I won't stop giving money to charitable organizations that help people on the street. I do sometimes think war is necessary, but if we could push the big red peace button and make it all end I think every single one of us would."
  • One of the reasons Keith recorded this song was to try to explain himself after all the criticism he received for his patriotic post-9/11 number "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)."
  • This was Toby Keith's first Country #1 on his own Show Dog Nashville label. His previous 15 chart-toppers had all been on major labels.

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