Can't We Try

Album: Dan Hill (1987)
Charted: 6
  • I see your face cloud over like a little girl's
    And your eyes have lost their shine
    You whisper something softly I'm not meant to hear
    Baby, tell me what's on your mind

    I don't care what people say
    About the two of us from different worlds
    I love you so much that it hurts inside
    Are you listening?

    Please listen to me, girl

    Can't we try just a little bit harder?
    Can't we give just a little bit more?
    Can't we try to understand
    That it's love we're fighting for?
    Can't we try just a little more passion?
    Can't we try just a little less pride?
    Love you so much baby
    That it tears me up inside

    I hear you on the telephone with God knows who
    Spilling out your heart for free
    Everyone needs someone they can talk to
    Girl, that someone should be me

    So many times, I tried to tell you
    You just turned away

    How did I know?

    My life is changing so fast now
    Leaves me lonely and afraid

    Don't be afraid, no

    Can't we try just a little bit harder?
    Can't we give just a little bit more?
    Can't we try to understand
    That it's love we're fighting for?
    Can't we try just a little more passion?
    Can't we try just a little less pride?
    Love you so much baby
    That it tears me up inside

    Don't let our love fade away
    Don't let our love fade away
    No matter what people say
    No matter, no matter what they say
    I need you more and more each day
    Don't let our love fade away
    No matter what people say
    No matter, no matter what they say

    Can't we try just a little bit harder?
    Can't we give just a little bit more?
    Can't we try just a little bit harder?
    Can't we give just a little bit more?
    Can't we try just a little more passion?
    Can't we try just a little less pride?
    Love you so much baby
    That it tears me up inside

    Can't we give a little bit, little bit?
    Just a little bit harder
    Can we give wow wow wow wow

    Can't we try
    Can't we give a little bit more
    Can't we try, baby
    Can't we give wow

    We could try just a little bit harder
    Can we give a little bit more
    (Can't we try just a little bit) Writer/s: Bev Hill, Daniel Grafton Hill
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1987 {September 19th} Dan Hill performed "Can't We Try"* on the nationally syndicated Saturday-afternoon television program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Can't We Try" was at position #7 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the week before it had peaked at #6 and it spent twenty four weeks on the Top 100...
    And on July 5th, 1987 it peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, the first two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston, and for it's third week at #2, "Moonlighting (Theme)" by Al Jarreau was in the top spot...
    Between 1975 and 1987 the Toronto, Canada native had six records on the Top 100 chart, two made the Top 10, the above " Can't We Try" and "Sometimes When We Touch" {#3 for 2 weeks in 1978}...
    Dan Hill, born Daniel Grafton Hill IV, celebrated his 65th birthday three months ago on June 3rd, 2019...
    * As noted above, "Can't We Try" was a duet Vonda Shepard...
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