Try, Try, Try

Album: Machina: The Machines Of God (2000)
Charted: 73

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about holding on, even in the time of adversity. It could also be used as a metaphor to the band, saying "Try to Hold On" just before the band broke up in March of 2000.
  • The music video, which was directed by Jonas Akerlund, shows 2 homeless drug addicts who undergo theft, prostitution, and a miscarriage. The graphic video never had much airtime due to the drug references and violence.
  • There is also an alternate version of the song, with alternate lyrics, on the twin CD Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, which was released on the Internet for free in September of 2000. >>
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  • This was the second single from the Machina album. It was the third music video from the album, since "The Everlasting Gaze" wasn't released as single. Originally, "I Of The Mourning" was supposed to be the second single, but a few weeks later the band decided it was going to be this song.

Comments: 1

  • Matt from Houston, Txon youtube type in"try a short film" It is a short film the music video was based on. It's really good but the endings to the music video and film are way different!
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