Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trisha Yearwood - Trying To Love You

What do you do when everything that you try seems to fail, but your emotions catch you in an irresistible grasp?

Well, there's a Country song about that.

Trisha Yearwood brings her haunting contralto to Trying To Love You, from her fabulous album Jasper County. It captures what Jenny Sanford said recently: I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will.

If the ride were always easy, and always fun, nobody would ever get off. This is for the people that stay on when it's not.

Trying To Love You (Songwriters: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bill Lloyd)
I blew out all my plans
The world fell in my hands
The day that I began
Trying to love you

The secrets I have kept
The nights I haven't slept
I've laughed until I've wept
Trying to love you

(Trying to love you) No one's come as close or gone so far
(Trying to love you) I've lost and found myself in who you are
(Trying to love you) So easy and so hard, trying to love you

I've watched myself get stuck
Squandered all my luck
Almost given up
Trying to love you

(Trying to love you) It broke my heart, it's chipped away my pride
(Trying to love you) Every time I'd see that fault line slide
(Trying to love you) I've crossed the great divide trying to love you

(Trying to love you) I've screamed your name, I've slammed a thousand doors
(Trying to love you) I've worn a million miles across the floor
(Trying to love you) Still I could not ignore trying to love you

It's pulled the best from me
For all the world to see
I guess I'll always be
Trying to love you
Both my regular readers will remember Yearwood's previous appearance in Saturday Redneck.

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