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squeekster
04-23-2011, 04:48 PM
I don't know if this goes here or not, but kindly move it if it doesn't belong in this forum.

I heard a song on an FM country radio station the other day. The station is one of those that never identifies a song. In fact, they never talk except to identify the station call letters every so often. Just country music, mostly modern day. I have no idea who the artist was although it may have been a group or duo. I can't really remember any of the lyrics except that the song was about a guy not being able to get over a woman and he figured the only way to get over her was to die.

Now if *THAT* isn't a long shot with practically no information to go on, I don't know what is. :smack: But if anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it.

C K Dexter Haven
04-23-2011, 05:07 PM
This is the place for it, and I've edited the title of the thread to be a li'l clearer.

Superdude
04-23-2011, 05:37 PM
I can't really remember any of the lyrics except that the song was about a guy not being able to get over a woman and he figured the only way to get over her was to die.


God, that could be almost ANY country song. I got nothin'.

Good luck.

Taomist
04-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Guy or gal singer? Not that I have any idea, but it might help narrow it down.

Gary T
04-23-2011, 06:17 PM
Brings to mind "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones. About (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Stopped_Loving_Her_Today). Lyrics (http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/he-stopped-loving-her-today-lyrics-george-jones/79cac5ae933b588348256bf8002c0be1). Listen. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5Rdb9ncfM) Only song I know with that theme.

ETA: Of course, I haven't really paid attention to top 40 radio of any genre for many years now, so if it is modern I probably wouldn't know.

Chanteuse
04-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Could it be Better Off In a Pine Box (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur-e9OSrOOM&feature=related) by Doug Stone?

Partial lyrics:

Girl I'd be better off in a pine box,
On a slow train back from Georgia,
Or in the grey walls of a prison doing time.
I think I'd rather die,
And go to hell and face the devil,
Than to lie here with you and him together on my mind.

Reloy3
04-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley and Alison Krause
A hauntingly beautiful song

kaylasdad99
04-23-2011, 09:55 PM
Speaking of longshots, how about you give us the name (call letters, frequency) of the radio station? AIUI, broadcasters are still required to keep a log of all recordings they play, and you can often find the playlist for the past 24 hours on their website. Won't help if you heard it more than 24 hours ago, but if it comes on again, you could have a valuable tool for finding out what you want to know.

Taomist
04-23-2011, 10:25 PM
Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley and Alison Krause
A hauntingly beautiful song

I'm betting that's it. I googled a bit and found that, but didn't look up the lyrics til you mentioned it.

She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart, he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until' the night

squeekster
04-23-2011, 11:27 PM
Persistence pays I guess. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I finally figured out the name of the song.

Tryin to get over you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y99gAVwNoo) by Vince Gill.

Marley23
04-24-2011, 07:45 AM
I know this thread was intended to help the OP identify a song, but when you're quoting from lyrics, please don't use more than four or five lines from any one song.

Taomist
04-24-2011, 12:47 PM
I know this thread was intended to help the OP identify a song, but when you're quoting from lyrics, please don't use more than four or five lines from any one song.

Gah! I'm sorry; I didn't know, and won't do that again. >.<

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