I Try

by Macy Gray

Duration:
3:59
Released:
Sep 27, 1999
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Lyrics for I Try by Macy Gray:

Verse 1
Games, changes and fears
When will they go from here?
When will they stop?
I believe that fate has brought us here
And we should be together, babe
But we're not

Pre-Chorus
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
And I'll keep my cool, but I'm feigning

Chorus
I try to say goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near

Verse 2
I may appear to be free
But I'm just a prisoner of your love
And I may seem alright and smile when you leave
But my smiles are just a front
Just a front, hey!

Pre-Chorus
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
And I'll keep my cool, but I'm feigning

Chorus
I try to say goodbye and I choke (Yeah)
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke (Yeah!)
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near

Bridge
Here is my confession
May I be your possession?
Boy, I need your touch
Your love, kisses, and such
With all my might, I try
But this I can't deny
Deny

Pre-Chorus
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
(But I'm dreaming of you, babe)
I'll keep my cool, but I'm feigning

Chorus
I try to say goodbye and I choke (Yeah!)
I try to walk away and I stumble (Oh!)
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
I try to walk away and I stumble (Hey, yeah, yeah!)
Though I try to hide it, it's clear (Sick of love)
My world crumbles when you are not near (Love, your love, kisses ends)
Goodbye and I choke (Goodbye and I choke, yeah)
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near

Outro
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

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Song Facts

“I Try” was the second single from On How Life Is, and peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard charts. The song is about reliance on a lover, and the inability to let go of them, even if they have expressed disinterest.

The music video featured Gray wandering through London, going about her daily business, clearly shook and with her mind on someone else, until she meets the man she’s been dreaming of, only for it to cut back to her sitting on the bed, realising it was a dream all along.

It wasn’t solely written by Gray, with David Wilder and Jinsoo Lim helping out. This was their only songwriting credit on the record.

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