Lord, I've been trying
Trying to keep myself from crying
And it gets hard, there's no use denying
There's been some nights when I did a little lying

Sure feels like I've been here before
Yes it sure feels like I've been here before

Captain tell me where I've been,
Are there waves left there for me?
Is there something left to see?
Is there something left to be?
Oh I know that I'm holding on but I've got time to grow
Alright, alright, alright
Said it's alright, now

Days that I've been spending
And all these blues - they're never ending
And it gets hard, and life will go on again
Gonna shake off these blues, I'm leaving them now

Sure feels like I've been here before
Yes it sure feels like I've been here before

Captain tell me where I've been,
Are there waves left there for me?
Can you see the warning sign
Flashing there in my mind?
My mind is free and I'm talking up to you - I say
"Alright, alright, alright"

(I've been trying)
It feels good, it feels good, it feels good, it feels good, it feels good
(To keep my soul from crying)
My love is alright now,
(I've been trying)
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it feels right
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it feels right


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Lord I've Been Trying Lyrics as written by Richard Ashcroft

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    very sad and moving song, constand feel of sadness and no matter how that person tries they feel they have been there before

    kempeon September 01, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Many famous musicians have written songs about me: ''...is there something left to be / is there something left to see...'' - What Else Is There / Bob Evans.

    Killpoweron January 22, 2024   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is absolutely fascinating. The opening lines, "Lord I've been trying, tryna keep myself from crying" is almost like confessing that you're trying to stop the sadness in your life from getting to you. When it's followed by "it gets hard, there's no use denying", it's like Ashcroft is trying to tell God that life is difficult, and he can't help that.

    My favourite part of the whole song is "Is there something left to see, is there something left to be? Oh I know that I'm holding on but I've got time to grow" because it's as though you've got to try on all of these different personalities and see all of these different things, and as you're doing this, you're still holding on to the core of everything you believe in even if it appears that you're not, but you have time for personal growth even if eventually that might mean growing away from the things you once believed.

    I adore this song <3

    06ClareDon April 13, 2010   Link

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