Don Tomlinson

Don Tomlinson

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Unique - General | Richmond, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,022   
Member Since: 2019
   Last Login: 7/30/2020
   Sounds Like: Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr.

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Song Description

He wanted to date her in high school and college but didn't try because he felt out of her league. He saw her at age 23 and wanted to ask her out but didn't because she seemed aloof. Many years later, they finally got together, and when they discussed what happened when they were 23, she told him "you could have had me then; you just needed to try harder." So, he's trying harder now.

Story Behind the Song

No back story. Just pure craft.

Lyrics

VERSE
Sometimes circumstances get in the way
As surely as night follows day
That's the way it was when we were twenty-three
You seemed aloof; you did not want me

FIRST PRE-CHORUS
But now you tell me after all these years...

CHORUS
I could've had you then
Had I tried a little harder, been a little smarter
We were too circumspect; we did not quite connect
I didn't know when I'd pass your way again
Now we're quite a bit older, quite a bit wiser
No need to be such serious analyzers
So here I am and here you are
So near, yet so far; this time..., I'm trying harder

VERSE
You went your way and I went mine
We've been married how many times?
Well, who cares?; that's all in the past
We've got love; let's make it last

SECOND PRE-CHORUS
After all these years, I still can't believe...

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
If I could turn back the clock, I would
How I wish I had not misunderstood

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
This time, girl, I'm trying harder

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

Song Length
3:59
Genres
Jazz - Smooth Jazz, Jazz - Lounge
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Composed, Relaxed

Subject Matter
Relationship, Regret

Similar Artists
Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Don Tomlinson
Music Credits Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits Don Tomlinson