"Trying" as written by Ron John Aniello and Jason Wade....
Could you let down your hair
And be transparent for a while
Just a little while
See if your human after all
Honesty is a hard attribute to find
When we all want to seem like we've got it all figured out
I may be the first to say that I don't have a clue
I don't have all the answers
And god I pretend like I do just
Trying to find my way
Trying to find my way the best that I know how

Well I haven't memorized all the cute things to say
But I'm working on it
Maybe I'll master this art for today
I'd I quote all the line off the top of my head
And you'd be
I don't understand all of these things Ive read
I'm just trying to find my way
Trying to find my way
Trying to find my way the best that I know how

Well I haven't drawn it or figured out quite yet
But even if it takes my whole life
To get to where I need to be
And if I should fall to the bottom of the end
I'll be one step back to you
I'm trying to find my way
Trying to find my way
Oh, I'm trying to find my way
Trying to find my way


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"Trying" as written by Jason Wade Ron Aniello

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    General CommentI first heard this song and I thought it was alright. Maybe because I wasn't in a situation where I could fully understand the meaning of the lyrics. Then life became harder and I had more responsibilities on my shoulders. I now understand what I means to try your hardest and hope for the best. I'm just amazed by the amount of determination expressed in this song, with the quote:

    "even if it takes my whole life/to get to where I need to be"

    It's very encouraging and I'm glad I learned to appreciate it .



    Also, on a funny note. I driving home one night, and my friend called me. He was lost and he needed directions. And I was actually playing "Trying" and I heard the lines "trying to find my way"...I laughed so hard hahaha.
    Creebeon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about trying with a significant other to be all they want and need. I think that there is also a deeper meaning of just trying to be the best person you can in all aspects of life. If you fall, get up and keep trying.
    Anathemaon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentooo i luv this song, its soo good. it was on the end of "third watch" the other night and i almost started crying...mostly bc of his voice. he has a great voice and i think thats what make most of their songs great, also bc of the lyrics tho!
    honestyormysteryon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song.god i love lifehouse. The entire Cd is so touching and all the lyrics are awesome. to me this song is about knowing your limits. trying to be the best person you can and thats all that should be expected of you.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on Third Watch and feel in love with it. I just had to download it. I hope other people like it at least that much too.
    SWC63Z06on May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI also heard this song on the Third Watch. And i cant get out of my head. By far one my most favorite songs, his voice and the words. Just kinda calms you down and makes you think of your life...
    Roosteron May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a guy trying to be something he's not just to get a girl. And he doesn't like what he's becoming.
    therymzon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey esto, get a life and stay out of others
    LiveUrLifeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song represents the purity of learning. Learning about life, love, and how to be happy without being fake. My favorite line (by far) is, "And if I should fall / To the bottom of the end / I'll be one step back to you" because that can also be interpreted as a moving-on song. I'm moving on, but even if I can't move on, I can always go back to you and that would be okay.
    Ashleigh9169on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI see this song in a different way. I believe he's addressing a girl, or rather, a girl who's a bit "uptight" about her faith. (Could you let down your hair/And be transparent for a while/Just a little while/to see if you're human after all) I think what Jason's trying to say is that he is far from perfect and he doesn't have all the answers to life's questions...but he's working on it. He's not perfect, but his faith is real.
    alabaster20on July 30, 2002   Link

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