When I Stop Dreaming lyrics

(Ira Louvin/Charlie Louvin)

The worst that I've ever been hurt
In my life
The first time I ever have
Wanted to die
Was the night when you told me
You loved someone new
And you asked me if I could forget

When I stop dreaming
That's when I'll stop loving you

You may teach the flowers
To bloom in the snow
You may take a pebble
And teach it to grow
You may teach all the raindrops
To return to the clouds
But you can't teach my heart
To forget

Submitted by Guest

What do you think is the meaning of When I Stop Dreaming by Emmylou Harris?