Overwhelmed Lyrics

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From the first time I saw you
I knew that you’d be mine
And from the first glance you gave
My world it slowed, you stopped the time

And in that moment I could see all of the things that we would be
You were the girl I was waiting for, that’d I’d ask to marry me

Like the beauty of the sun you light my life so I can see
You make me laugh and show me how, just how good this life can be
And in our moments filled with joy, is where I live, where I am free
Lay in my arms, I’ll hold you tight, just like you like, continually

And I am, over-whelmed, by you
Am, over come with joy
You’ve, taken me higher, and shown me what love can do
Where would I go, or be, without you

There’s something in your smile that gives me strength to carry on
And there something in your words that lingers even when your gone
Oh I’ve dreamt, that a time like this would come, fulfill my life
Who could of known the one who’d bring it here would be my lovely wife

I could sing a thousand songs about you still that would not do
There’s a million tiny things that make the things that you do, you
I wouldn’t trade our time together, wouldn’t trade for anything
Cause nothing else here in the world can bring the happiness you bring

And I am, over-whelmed, by you
Am, over come with joy
You’ve, taken me higher, and shown me what love can do
Where would I go, or be, without you

Watch the Official Overwhelmed Music Video

Written By Tim McMorris
© Tim McMorris 2011
℗ King’s Crown Productions 2011


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  • Hi! I’m curious about sheet music for this  song! Overwhelmed was me and my husband’s first dance song at our wedding and I would like to frame the music and lyrics as an anniversary gift. However I haven’t been able to find that anywhere. Any help would be appreciated! 
  • Thank you for such a heartfelt song! My husband actually heard Overwhelmed on the Sam Adams commercial and selected it for our wedding song... I instantly knew it was perfect and could not be more appropriate. Love it! 💚
  • Hi Tim, I'm writing to thank you for writing and  producing my favorite  song of all time, "overwhelmed". From the first time my then fiancé, now wife, heard the song we literally had chills going through us. The lyrics are spot on and exactly true of our relationship. We immediately made this our wedding song. I couldn't describe my relationship with my wife Ashley better than you, and that's kind of unreal when I think about because we never met. Anyways thanks again! Your music will forever hold meaning in both of our lives.  Best! Chris 
  • Thank you for creating such a wonderful expression of passion and appreciation.   I knew that I loved my wife when she engineered a way to recorded the song (on a boom-box held next to the TV...yes that long ago), "Storybook Love," from the Princess Bride sound track played the end of the movie.  When I hear your song it helps in bringing into focus all that is really important. This sincere song of yours reminds me of all that is perfect in my life because of her gift of patience and time she has provided.  Thank you for sharing your works with all of us and especially helping oafs like me, expressing the appreciation that we have but may not say nearly enough. 
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    Thanks for all the amazing comments everyone! Sorry that the comments feature had been disabled for SOOO long. My site developer unfortunately abandoned me and I had to leave them off until the whole site was re-designed. It took way longer than expected. Thankfully, that's all over now and I have a brand new site with great comment functionality again! Thanks for waiting so long for it! - Tim
  • How interesting that the last post was left on my birthday. My husband and I have been very much in love since laying eyes on one another on Teen Flight Night at a local bar that was open for dancing, pop, music and teens only in the mid-to-late 1970's. We met in 1977, and married in 1983 after finished community college and I finished my B.S. in education. This beautiful, wonderful song works in so many ways for both of us!!!! The story of love and life, and the paths we all travel are fascinating and intricate... We found this beautiful music and voice like so many others, tracking it down through the lyrics on the internet from the SA commercial. Our plan is a bit different though - I have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and this expression of love will be one of the songs we will be honored to represent us at a gathering. Thank you so much for your talents and time!!! May you be richly blessed in all ways possible.
  • I heard Overwhelmed on the Samuel Adams commercial and immediately loved it. I even sung it to a girl that I was trying to talk to for a while, and now we are a happy couple. Thanks Tim McMorris. Keep on doing what you are doing because you have probably helped a lot of people across the NATION with something involving a relationship. Love the song man. Keep it up.
  • Absolutely wonderful song!! Like many others, I heard it on the Samuel Adams commercial, and searched for the full song. Once I heard the full song, I knew I wanted to have it as the first dance song at my wedding in December. I know it is going to add a special touch to the day. Thank you for the wonderful music, and keep doing what you do!
  • I first heard this song at my sister-in-laws wedding and it was so beautiful that it brought me to tears. I just heard it now on the Samuel Adams commercial and knew I had to look it up to find out more about it and now I can't stop playing it over and over again. I love this song and I can't wait to buy it. I am putting together a slide show for my sister's wedding in November and I have to use this song. It is such a beautiful and moving piece of art!
  • I love this song, it is beautifully written :) I want to play this song at my wedding when my fiance and I are finally able to have one, it is just so beautiful.
  • Hands down one of the greatest songs ever written. It ranks up there with McCartney and Lennon. That is a beautiful tribute to a girlfriend. You have skills and natural talent that is not found these days. It is refreshing to hear a song that actually has a story to it. Tim, you did an awsome job on that song. Its simple, no special effects, not a lot of insturments, just raw music.....awsome job!!!
  • My son (10 months) and I have been watching Intentional Talk and every time the SA commercial comes on he stops his playing/drooling and just watches/listens. Great song! Hope to hear more of your tunes and catch a show someday.
  • I just shazamed it from the Samuel Adams commercial but it remind me of how me and the ex-wife were for so many years. Thanks for the walk down the happiest time in my life Tim!!
  • My boyfriend showed me this song.. We haven't used the "love" word yet, but this song made me realize that I'm in love with him. It's on repeat. Thank you for making beautiful music <3
  • Like pretty much everyone it seems, I heard this song on the beer commercial. I loved the way it sounded even though I'd only heard a small portion of it. Immediately, I had to know more about it. I hate how such a lovely and deep, heartfelt song is used for a bloody booze advertisement. America needs to get its priorities a lot straighter, but that's honestly just my minority opinion so please don't bash me on it. Point is, this song made my heart just absolutely melt. I'm currently a bit sick and my voice is halfway lost, but I plan on learning this song while I'm healing and singing it to my girlfriend once I stop sounding like a cat dying a horrible, painful death. Somehow she adores my singing although I never thought I was anywhere near decent, so serenading her with this absolute magick will be my anniversary gift to her. I still think that this song deserves a lot more respect than to be used for Sameul Adams Beer, but at least with that, the wonderful sound of it is getting spread. I adore this song and idolize Mr. Tim McMorris, and I hope that one day soon I can dance to this song under the moonlight with my dear Sara as my wife. I wish everyone to marry to this song, as well as Mr. And Mrs. McMorris, to have long and happy, loving relationships. Congradulations everyone!
  • I am from Germany and three months here in the US for work. When I heard it in commercial I immediately searched for it. I love it and will propose it to German radio.
  • Im English and heard this song on an advert during a call with an American friend...my friend now dubs this "my song" whenever we hear the advert. I bought it in iTunes and haven't listened to anything else since. So, Thank you for the most beautiful song Tim McMorris <3 Much love from England Sophie
  • After hearing this for the first time I was humming the chorus over and over for days! I knew I had to find the whole song when both my son and daughter were singing along to the Sam Adams commercial and my daughter asked me to stop the show to replay the commercial. Kudos! What a beautiful and moving song.
  • Like many others, I first heard this song on the new Sam Adams commercials. I thought the song was great, but didnt really think to look it up. However, recently I have been having issues in my relationship with my fiance. Well, the other day the commercial comes on. I decided to look up the lyrics and listen to the whole song. I nearly broke down in tears, for it explained exactly how i feel about my fiance. This song made me realize just how important Kristen is to me. I loved this song so much, we are going to be dancing to it at our wedding next may. Thank you Tim McMorris, you helped me save myself and my relationship with this amazing song.
  • I had heard this song on the Sam Adams commercials and had thought it was great. I recently went through a really bad situation in my relationship with my fiance/best friend. When the commercial came on the TV i decided to look up the lyrics. I immediatly broke down and realized that no matter what we went through, I was too in love with Kristen to let anything come between us. I credit your song as the reason why I was able to fix things. Thank you so much for your amazing work. Your song will be the song we dance to at our wedding on May 18th, 2013. Thank you, you helped me save us.
  • I'm 57, a guy, and I'm tearin' up listening to this song. To borrow a phrase from "As Good as it Gets," this song just makes me want to be a better man.
  • My fiance and I are currently planning our wedding and we had everything set. Including song (Paolo Nutini- No Other Way) After listening to your song together for the first time we immidiately realized this was meant to be our first song to dance to at our wedding. This song is incredible, we love it. Any chance youd like to make a trip to COLORADO next March??
  • Saw that damn commercial again last night but this time I really had to find the music. Did the necessary search, found the youtube link, listened about 10 times then posted it on my FB page for everyone to listen to. Classic stuff! Well done mate.
  • Man,im kinda jealous of ur wife now lol,great song though im sure any girl would love a song like this sung about them,sure set the bar high for the rest of us lol
  • Tim, I heard this song on the Samual Adams commercial... AND I LOVE IT! Such beautiful words and your voice is amazing! Thanks for following your passion and making an impact on my life with your music! -Katherine
  • Yeah I heard it on the commercial and Google-ed it. Found the video on you tube. Found and immediately bought the song on amazon. I then secretly put it in my wife's car so when she went to work it would play. She loved it! Thanks.
  • Unreal... so emotional yet sensual... very happy I found this song.... thank you Tim and Samual Adams... because without the commercial I would never have heard this great song.
  • Tim, my boyfriend is not one of many words. When he finds a unique way to remind me how much he loves me, it is so wonderful! He played this song for me two days ago and sang along, telling me this is how he feels. Thank you for putting so much feeling and emotion into a song and allowing him to use it as a way of expressing his feelings for me! It makes me so happy and I can't stop singing your song. It's perfect. Great Job! :) Thanks!!
  • My friend first showed me this song the other day and I immediately fell in love with it!. I'm not kidding, I cried because it's just so sweet and beautiful! Then when I saw the youtube video and saw the end quote "Love never fails. Never Give Up" I cried again (I'm a sentimental person). I hope to play this song at my wedding. It's beautiful!
  • This song is so incredibly beautiful and unique. My fiancee and I have been together for 9 years and have never had a 'song'. We are planning our wedding right now and were really having a difficult time deciding on a song to use for our first dance. We didn't want anything traditional or too mushy, just a song that moved us when we stumbled across this song. Nevertheless, this is our choice and describes how we feel for each other so perfectly. Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful song, Tim!
  • Like so many people here, I heard it on the commercial and was hooked on the song. This is such a beautiful love song from the heart that I have made it my song to my wife. Thanks so much for doing it and look forward to more from you.
  • i just wanted to say thanks for this song it is a really good song. The song is one of the best song, I have heard in a long time. when will u becoming to the united states? I would like to see u in concert. I li in Phoenix Arizona. thanks for reading my post. and keep the songs coming.
  • Tim, I looked up this song after hearing it on the Sam Adams commercial, like many others. I feel such a strong connection to this song, also as many others have commented. That's a sure sign of strong songwriting. It's hard to argue lyrics that come so directly from the heart. When it feels so personal to everyone who hears it, you know you've done something special. Thank you for writing this song for all of us without the talent you have. I can't help but know that my girlfriend will one day be my wife, and that one day this song will be playing at our wedding. Keep up the good work. I'm heading to iTunes from here to buy this
  • This song is breathtakingly beautiful. Searched google>YouTube>iTunes and now has been purchased. A little sad there wasn't an album but I am obsessed. Thank you for making my summer that much better :)
  • I heard this on a sam Adams commercial and within minutes I had i downloaded on my iPad. Very few song I hear the very first time get that type of treatment.
  • This song is great, lyrics are fantastic...I visited the Sam Adams brewery last September as its my favorite brew. To see the commercial and images paired with this song is really special. Jim Koch splashing out of the beer at the end as the line says "overwhelmed by you"...genius. Thanks Tim for the song
  • This is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I've listened to it over 40 times since I found it three days ago. You're very talented and I hope to hear more of this from you shortly. Stay true to you, I'll be following.
  • Btw, is the girl in the music video your fiance/gf? I wondered because she's on the album art, and in the video as well. Given the meaning of the song, I drew this conclusion.
  • Been listening to this song for a week now. Like others, I first heard it on the beer commercial. I tried to Shazam it, but nothing came up, so I asked the almighty Google and ended up on your website. The funny is, I'd come across your work before, and had bookmarked your website a while back. I stop browsing for a few months and now you're blowing up. Congratz! Keep up the good work. I'll be sure to visit your website more often.
  • This song is absolutely beautiful in every aspect :) My fiance and I heard it on the commercial and it just struck us, so we went on an internet search for it. We feel head-over-heels-in-love with it once we heard the full version. I'll be walking down the aisle to it at our wedding next August. Thank you for this song :)
  • I was casually sitting by the TV when your song came on. I LUNGED for my computer to frantically google the lyrics before it ended. I'm now minorly obsessed with this song and am sharing it with all my friends. Keep up the amazing work, Tim!
  • Not too many genuinely great lyricists out there whose mellow tone compliments the sentiments of the song. Truly in awe of your talent, expect to hear great things from you!
  • This song lives in my head!! I have a handful of songs that make a list I use to describe my marriage of 33 years. This goes on it. Thank you for it. I usually "buy the CD" when I find a sound I like -- I'm aging myself I know. I'd like a whole "album" of yours. Is "downloading" the only way you sell your music -- and would the current equivalent of an "album" be available. I'll have to get one of my kids to handle this for me. :)
  • This song is absolutely beautiful. After weeks to rewinding and replaying the Sam Adams commercial I finally searched the lyrics to listen to the whole song and I'm so glad I did. Easily my favorite song for so many reasons. I hope to hear more like it Tim! Youre wonderful :)
  • The youth pastor made a video for our junior high camp and used this song at the very end. I had to get the song and it took me awhile to find it. SO glad I did! Buying it now from iTunes and telling my friends to. This song is amazing. Needs to get its lyrics on azlyrics and the like so it is easier to find haha.
  • Great song! and paired with a great beer (sam adams). didn't take long to find online and already purchased it. Will there be a full album anytime soon?
  • This song moved us to much, we are changing it to out wedding song. My beautiful bride smiles and cry's every time we listen to it. You have a gift from god sir. Cant we to the day i hear for the first time as husband and wife. I wish you all the best for the future. Thanks Aidan and Monica. PS if your in Philadelphia at the end of August (25) and wanna stop by for a solo performance, consider yourself invited. i did see a shooting star tonight, so crazy things have happened.
  • above and beyond the best song I've heard lyrically in the past few years.. I was sitting at work when I saw the Sam Adams commerical and within minutes me and my buddy were listening to it and I was purchasing it off of Amazon.com ... Kudos my man
  • Did the same as others: Heard it repeatedly on the SamAdams commercial and wanted to hear more so researched it online and found Tim McMorris! Great tune! You're going places, Tim! Keep it up and best wishes to you and your career!! Have to say that, as an "old phart" I can't seem to get into the Rap/HipHop tunes but THIS ballad is pure beauty and I'm "overwhelmed" by YOU! Thanks, Tim!
    • Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts with me Jon, I appreciate it! No problem about preferring one genre, just take what you like and leave the rest! Wishing you all the best!
  • Never had a commercial get into my head like this tune. I just kept wanting to hear the rest and found Tim. By working "backwards" from what I heard, I searched lyrics and quickly found "Overwhelmed", mad at myself for not trying sooner. I hope to hear more ballads like this one coming this Guy with the Muse. Classic and classy. Easy to play, also; another sign of genius. Before finding it on YouTube, I had about gotten it down in "C" - worked for me.
      • Diito what Tiernan said. I searched the internet for this song based on the lyrics and found them! True art transcends any subject matter: When i first heard it, I immediately thought of my son who turns 21 this month, as well ashow my life changed when he was first born. Although the lyrics speaks of a girfriend, the same feelings hold true (sort of) for seeing my son grow up, struggle, rejoice, and become the man that he is today. Thanks Tim! (that's also my son's name).
      • Hey man, just here to say congratz on this amazing song, I'm going to learn its chords and sing it to my future girlfriend, thanks for the great song!
    • Thank you for the amazingly beautiful song. I sent it to my 'guy' (its our thing we pass songs back and forth) I just sit and cry listening to it. But in a good way. Honestly, If i ever get lucky enough to get married I think Id like to see if he'd be willing to use this song.