"Trying Too Hard" as written by John Reuben Zappin, Solomon Olds and Joe Baldridge....
Oh buddy, the freaks come out at night
Till they can no longer afford to socialize
Ha, I left the party early, what’s wrong with me?
I’m at the diner down the corner on my fifth cup of coffee

Pen in hand, trying to recreate that feeling
Staring at the ceiling, make them think that your thinking
Cigarettes and aspirin, thoughts on a napkin
Wadded up in the trash can asking

Oh, what happened to your imagination?
Let’s dance this night away
Everyone of us is born a genius
Until we got too cool to play

I said you’re trying too hard, you must not know who you are
It’s not natural, you look uncomfortable
You’re trying too hard, you must not know who you are
It’s not natural, relax a little

One for the drinks, two for the tip
Three for rent, the rest is for the government
Work all day, spend it in the evening
Overpriced drinks, room full of needy friends

Are we having a good time? Absolutely, who wouldn’t be?
You can introduce me to the moody cuties
And dudes who act like I’m supposed to know, they should be
Well, I don’t nor do I care
Stop trying so hard and put both hands up in the air

You must not know who you are, it’s not natural
You look uncomfortable, you’re trying too hard
You must not know who you are
It’s not natural, relax a little

If the kids all leave we’ll shut the place down
But until then let’s go another round
I said until then let’s go another round
Who are these kids causing disorderly conduct?

Telemarketers and bus boys trying to tear the club up
Getting rowdy, rowdy
Hey man, I ain't gonna front
If the DJ plays my record, that’s exactly what I want

Oh, what happened to your imagination
Let’s dance this night away
Everyone of us is born a genius
Until we got too cool to play

You must not know who you are, it’s not natural
You look uncomfortable, you’re trying too hard
You must not know who you are
It’s not natural, relax a little




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"Trying Too Hard" as written by John Reuben Zappin Joe Baldridge

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, MOON AND MUSKY MUSIC

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    General CommentProbably my favorite song ever!

    Some people are always trying to project this image for themselves. tough, smart, strong, cool. But the reason they want this image is that they are really insecure about themselves. So to cover it up, they tell you and tell you and keep telling you that they are really tough, or smart, or cool, etc. There comes a point where you're like, dude, you're trying too hard! you're trying really hard to look tough, but your trying is what gives you away!

    John Reuben has a video for this song on his YouTube page that plays on that theme. It is absolutely hilarious! great song
    insanity/insighton July 30, 2009   Link

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