Darlin' I've Tried

Story Behind The Song

I have a friend who could never do anything good enough for his wife. She was always super critical, so he just quit trying. I think there are a lot of men in this situation, fortunately, I'm not one of them.

Song Description

This song's about a man who tells his wife/lover that she should be satisfied with who he is, it's hard enough being who she thinks he is, let alone who she thinks he ought to be.

Song Length 4:14 Genre Country - General, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Diplomatic, Composed Subject Love a Married Person, Girlfriend, Wife
Similar Artists Clint Black, Tim Mcgraw Language English
Era 2000 and later


1st Verse
You were always lookin' for someone to love, someone to share your hopes and dreams
I was hopin' I could make all your dreams come true
But lately it's been lookin' like some of those dreams will never be realities
I've done most everything a man could do
Darlin' I've tried to be the kind of man that you think I am
It's so hard to be the man you want me to be
Darlin' I've tried to keep you satisfied
You can satisfy yourself if you just settle for me
2nd Verse
We've traveled life's highway for many a mile
Sometimes the road's a little bit rough
Together there aren't too many things we haven't done
So forget about the hard times and put on a smile
And if that road ain't smooth enough
Remember there's still many a mile to come
Repeat Chorus
Well I've tried and I've tried to keep it all inside
I've got to let you know how I feel
Tomorrow I'll try all over again
Just to show you this love is real
Repeat Chorus
Settle for me, 'cause darlin' I've tried
You know I've never cheated, you know I've never lied
I was always standin' there right by your side

Lyrics Chris W. Mortensen Music Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Chris W. Mortensen Publisher South Canyon Music
Performance Chris W. Mortensen, Steve Andersen

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