"Try!" as written by John Mayer, Pino Palladino and Steven Jordan....
Takes four days to get to like me
But two to wanna leave
But the part that really gets me
Are all the moments in between
Now I lie to get a little
And laugh at every little thing
She's high on information
But now I'm low on self-esteem

So I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself
Although myself will wonder why
I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself this time

I'm a hundred kinds of crazy
But I only wanna find
One sweet little angel
Who's gonna let me speak my mind
All I ever do these days
Is dumb my process down
She's making her decision
But now I'm losing all my ground

So I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself
Although myself will wonder why
I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself this time

Easy does it now
Just keep your damn mouth shut
She thinks you're hot already
Don't go and press your luck
No news is good news coming
You gotta wait to find
Don't go and blow it
You do every single time

Oh I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself
Although myself will wonder why
I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself this time

you know, you know
I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself
Although myself will wonder why
I'm gonna try (try)
I'm gonna try (try)
Gonna try to be myself this time


Lyrics submitted by sha_sha

"Try" as written by Ronald H Jordan John Clayton Mayer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentSuch an awesome song! It's obviosuly about having not much luck as far as realtionships going, wondering how to act etc...I can totally relate, gotta act to get some haha. It's good just to be yourself sometimes, tough it never works for me, and John, apparently :s
    Char :)on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm a hundred kinds of crazy! One of my favourite lines from any JM song. I am constantly told I am crazy, so I love this line for that reason, it suits me perfectly!

    As for the meaning. Trying to be yourself when you first meet someone/have a crush on someone etc, is one of the hardest things to do. So you "lie to get a little and laugh at every little thing." And when you finally try to be yourself, you're scared out of your mind wondering whether they're still going to like you or not. But every now and then you have to take that risk. Somone out there must like you for who you are right!?
    kindacrazyon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a more up to date, slightly more confident, bluesy version of "My Stupid Mouth." Constantly not knowing what to say, wishing he were cooler. "Dumbing his process down" so it all works.

    Any shy, "un-pimp" guy can speak this song word for word.
    GoDeeperon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGuys? Girls, too! I have so much trouble with guys...this song is so funny because I keep telling myself these things when I start to like someone, or I get mad when I screw up. I love this song! I love the guitar in it too.
    PetitOiseauon September 16, 2007   Link

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