"Try Again (Feat. Timbaland)" as written by Timothy Mosley and Stephen Garrett....
It's been a long time (long time), we shouldn't of left you (left you),
Without a dope beat to step to
It's been a long time (long time) we shouldn't of left you (left you),
Without a dope beat to step to

What would you do, to get to me?
What would you say, to have your way?
Would you give it up or try again?
If I hesitate to let you in?
Now would you be yourself, or play a role?
Tell all the boys, or keep it low?
If I say no, would you turn away,
Or play me off or would you stay oh

If at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed),
Dust yourself off, and try again
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed),
You can dust it off, and try again
Dust yourself off and try again, try again

I'm into you, you into me?
But I can't let it go, so easily
Not 'till I see, where this could be
Could be eternally, or just week
You know our chemistry, it's off the chain
It's perfect now, but will it change?
This ain't a yes, this ain't a no
Just do your thang, and we'll see how it goes, ooh

If at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
Dust yourself off, and try again
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
You can dust it off and try again
Dust yourself off and try again, try again

See you don't wanna throw it all away
I might be shy on the first day
What about the next day? (Huh, huh, huh, huh)
See you don't wanna throw it all away.
I might be buggin' on the first day
But what about the next day? (Huh, huh, huh, huh)

And if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed),
Dust yourself off, and try again
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
You can dust it off and try again
Dust yourself off and try again, try again

And if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed yeah)
Dust yourself off, and try again (you can)
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
You can dust it off and try again (again, yeah)
Dust yourself off and try again, try again

And if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
Dust yourself off, and try again (again)
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed) (baby)
You can dust it off and try again (yeah)
Dust yourself off and try again, try again (again again)

It's been a long time (long time)
Without a dope beat to step to
It's been a long time we shouldn't of left you (left you)
Without a dope beat to step to

And if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
Dust yourself off, and try again (again)
You can dust it off and try again, try again
'Cause if at first you don't succeed (first you don't succeed)
You can dust it off and try again (yeah)
Dust yourself off and try again, try again, try again

It's been a long time (long time) we shouldn't of left you (left you)
Without a dope beat to step to
It's been a long time we shouldn't of left you (left you)
Without a dope beat to step to


Lyrics submitted by Llama_X

"Try Again" as written by Stephen Garrett Tim Mosley

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    General CommentI really dig this song!!! The beat just made me move... and I don't even dance, for real!! She is speaking the real in this situation. Dating can become complicating if there is no communication... so she just wants him to keep it real. You think you did bad on that first date... just try again. And its like she's kinda telling him to apply that in every aspect of his life.... just dut your self off and try again. Phat-ass song!
    Lyrical816on August 13, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWow she has the right way to handle this situation... a guy has to prove he's worth it!!!
    Sunnyon March 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentRIP AALIYAH:(
    LisaBv1921on August 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDescribes exactly how it is... first time a guy approaches, he'll usually get turned down. Keep trying if you are really interested.. shows you want that girl and not just any girl.
    justaMTon June 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, i got the impression that it's about a girl whose bf lets her go and now he regrets it and he's trying to get her back. But, she doesn't want to go back to the same situation. He has to try harder... make it worth her while to come back. i don't know. Listen to the rap part of the song. He says... "I shouldn't have let you go..."
    rosa de armpiton June 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell it is a perfect song!!!
    undomielon June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best songs out there. Good lyrical content, nice beat, great hook, and a really awesome topic that everyone can relate too.
    alohaparadiseon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my all-time fav. song and video....
    XxOoXxOoon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song - my fave Aaliyah song by far. I can relate to it in some ways. I agree with what Sunny and JustaMT said. Great video too!
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can see a romeo and juliet kinda spin to this song, watch romeo must die, then read it again...

    Such A Talented And Beautiful Girl... Such A Waste.
    reaper961on April 22, 2003   Link

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