"God Knows I Tried" as written by and Rick Nowels Eizabeth Grant....
Sometimes I wake up in the morning
To red, blue, and yellow skies
It's so crazy I could drink it like tequila sunrise
Put on that Hotel California
Dance around like I'm insane
I feel free when I see no one
And nobody knows my name

God knows I live
God knows I died
God knows I begged
Begged, borrowed and cried
God knows I loved
God know I lied
God knows I lost
God gave me life
And God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried

Sometimes I wake up in the morning
To red, blue and yellow lights
On Monday they destroyed me
But by Friday I'm revived
Put on that hotel California
Wear my blinders in the rain
I've got nothing much to live for
Ever since I found my fame

God knows I live
God knows I died
God knows I loved
God know I lied
God knows I begged
Begged, borrowed and cried
God knows I lost
God gave me life
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried

So let there be light
Let there be light
Light up my life
Light up my life
Let there be light
Let there be light
Light up my life
Light up my life
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried
God knows I tried


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"God Knows I Tried" as written by Rick Nowels Elizabeth Grant

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    I think its about trying to be happy when you feel like there's no reason to live, and all you want to do is hide in your own little bubble. In the end you know you won't succeed, and you know you'll give up totally, but you try anyway.
    This song is so beautiful.
    LoudSilenceson September 21, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe guitar bit at the intro reminded me of the intro of "kinda outta luck". I thought this song might have been about the struggles she faced being an alcoholic, and personal things she's dealt with from a very young age, maybe why she chose a "lizzy grant era" vibe from this song, idk.

    We know she's Christian so this song must be like the story of her life struggles, leading up to now - not knowing what to do now that she's so famous.

    It's very pleading and appologetic, like she's scared of failure and scared of not finding peace after so long, even though she can be happy a lot - "god gave me life, so let there be light"
    It's like she's ready for inner pesce
    subversiviolenceon January 27, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about her struggles with fame and wanting to escape. Lana is a very introverted person and likes to be by herself because people are always wanting to come in, and in this song she talks about how she feels free when she's by herself and away from civilization where everyone knows her.

    Also, I don't know if this means anything but there's several references to the band The Eagles in this song.

    "Sometimes I wake up in the morning
    To red, blue, and yellow skies
    It's so crazy I could drink it like tequila sunrise"

    'Tequila Sunrise' is a popular song by The Eagles. Although she's probably talking about the drink here, in the Eagles song, they describe the world as a tequila sunrise and a person's depression.

    'Hotel California' is also a very popular song by The Eagles

    I think in this song she's trying to find the light and her inner peace.
    GoddessofLoveon March 07, 2016   Link

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