Hard to Believe

Album: This Loud Morning (2011)
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  • Cook wrote this piano-driven number with Jess Cates and David Hodge, who also co-penned David Archuleta's debut single, "Crush." When Cook won the seventh season of American Idol, Archuleta was the runner-up. The other co-writer was Lindy Robbins, who also co-penned Demi Lovato's hit single, "Here We Go Again" and Selena Gomez & the Scene's "A Year Without Rain."
  • The song finds Cook singing at the beginning, "When did you lose any sense? And when did you find that you can't hold on?" By the end he is pleading, "Just stay with me!" "We weren't exactly sure how it [the song] was going to pan out," Cook told Billboard magazine, "but it became a really important piece to the puzzle really quick."


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