Tryin' to Fall in Love

Album: Clancy's Tavern (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Keith wrote this song with his frequent collaborator, Nashville singer-songwriter Bobby Pinson. He told the story of the song: "Bobby came over one time and said, 'I wrote a song today that you ought to cut,' and I knew the song he was talking about, it was a hit. I started strumming it with a little different groove and had this real cool little acoustic sound going on, and I spit a bunch of words out. In about 30 seconds I had this, 'if women come a dime a dozen I ain't got a penny. Some guys are getting' way too much, some guys don't get any. But if I had a nickel for every time I'd had enough, I'd still be busted and heart broken still be tryin' to fall in love.' It's really up tempo, traditional, fun country song. Then we put some verses to it and screwed it down. It's one of my favorite things on the album."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ralph Casale  - Session Pro

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up Musicians

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up MusiciansSong Writing

Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.

The Real Nick Drake

The Real Nick DrakeSong Writing

The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.

Harold Brown of War

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Chris Isaak

Chris IsaakSongwriter Interviews

Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.