Lost You Anyway

Album: That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy (2008)
Charted: 69
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  • This song, which is about a self-investigation following a failed relationship, was written by Toby Keith and his frequent collaborator Bobby Pinson.
  • Keith explained on the press release for That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy: "This has one of those infectious melodies where it sounds like something you've heard before. I didn't do all the things you wanted me to do, but even if I'd done just enough to make you stay, I'd have lost you anyway."
  • Keith Pinson told AOL's The Boot about the song's lyrical content: "The song means I could have done everything that was going to be right for you, but it was going to be wrong for me. Then, because of that, I wouldn't be somebody you wanted to love. Me trying to be who you thought you wanted me to be was going to wind up me being somebody I didn't want to be. That's just not meant to be. I would have lost you because of it."
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