What Do I Have To Do

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Songfacts®:

  • The narrator of this song is coming from a desperate place. CMT News asked Martina McBride how she deals with singing such a dramatic song. She replied: "Usually I have to get to know the character in the song. Either I immediately relate to the character in the song, or I have to find that person. That song in particular was a little hard for me because the woman in the song is very desperate and very vulnerable, so it took me a while to wrap my head around exactly where she's coming from emotionally."

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