Adkins, Trace - I'm Tryin' Lyrics




This gettin up early, pulling double shifts,
Gonna make an old man of me long before I ever get rich.
But I'm tryin
It's been two years since we've finalized,
I still ain't used to puttin ex in front of wife.
But I'm tryin.
Send more money right away, is pretty much all she has to say when she
Calls these days and don't you be late

But all I can do, is all I can do and I keep on tryin
And all I can be is all I can be and I keep on tryin
There's always a mountain in front of me,
Seems I'm always climbin and fallin and climbin
But I keep on tryin

I remember daddy sayin keep your eye on the ball, run like hell, play to win,
Get up when you fall
I'm tryin
Don't say nothin that you can't take back
Never do anything you might regret
No don't do that
Daddy I'm tryin
Know the difference between heaven and hell
Go easy on the bottle be hard on yourself
And I know he meant well

But all I can do, is all I can do and I keep on tryin
And all I can be is all I can be and I keep on tryin
There's always a mountain in front of me,
Seems I'm always climbin and fallin and climbin
But I keep on tryin

There's always a mountain in front of me
Seems I'm always climbin and stumblin
And then fallin'
And then climbin'
But I keep on tryin'

This gettin up early pullin double shifts
Gonna make an old man of me
Long before I ever get rich
But I'm tryin'





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  1. Nancy Manka

    To Dad Mhicm

  2. altheliterate

    I know those mountains and those falls, but we can't stop. We're dads.

  3. Jennifer Delay

    Screw u an that mailbox

  4. Ethan Reynolds

    My siblings are all grown ups and they are Married or has been Married but not me yet I want to have a nice woman in her 30's to be my girlfriend that is single and needing me to be part of her life we both need each other the thing is only God knows who is for me I believe I'M TRYIN

  5. fast fretting

    Factory workers anthem

  6. Joyce Caterino

    I was a single mom to 4 rambunctious, beautiful children. Times were tough back then, we even lived in my car for awhile. My children are now grown adults, with their own families and we all, just keep on trying. Love you Trace, thanks for sharing this song with the world, it means alot

  7. Angela Jordan

    That's Right!!! ♡♡♡

  8. Pcb explorer

    This song is almost too real for me to listen to. Single dad for 3 years working 2 jobs with zero help from the ex.

  9. ryan latterell

    This is 10 years old and I've never heard it?? Wtf?! Something wrong w the world today. TRACY!!! Fix the instrumental n RE-RELEASE......SAME VIDEO

  10. Maggie Red

    This reminds me of my husband. Y’all fathers do play a huge role in our children’s lives. You teach them boys how to be a man. And you teach your daughters how to disguise between a real man from a boy. Thank you to y’all fathers who work hard for y’all’s families & love ones. Y’all don’t give up. Y’all keep on tryin’ 🙏🏻❤️🇺🇸❤️🙏🏻

  11. Adell Sinclair

    My son is one of these Dad's. He's raising 2 boys by himself. Works 6 days a week, 12 hrs a day.!!! Just to give his son's everything they want.

  12. Terrie Forneri

    😓❤️🎸🎶

  13. Jennifer Delay

    By law im ok

  14. Mark M. Oldridge

    Video is O.K. - Don't care for the cheesy messages though in the background. This video could be on VH1's "Pop Up Video (Pop Up Challenge Episode)".

  15. ClassicTVMan1981X

    This gettin' up early, pullin' double shifts
    Gonna make an old man of me long before I ever get rich...
    But I'm tryin'
    It's been two years since we've finalized
    I still ain't used to puttin' ex in front of wife
    But I'm tryin'
    "Send more money right away" is pretty much all she has to say
    When she calls these days - and don't you be late...

    But all I can do, is all I can do, and I keep on tryin'
    And all I can be, is all I can be and I keep on tryin'
    There's always a mountain in front of me
    Seems I'm always climbin' and fallin' and climbin'
    But I keep on tryin'

    I remember Daddy sayin' keep your eye on the ball - run like hell, play to win
    Get up when you fall
    I'm tryin'
    Don't say nothin' that you can't take back
    Never do anything you might regret
    No, don't do that
    Daddy, I'm tryin'
    Know the difference between heaven and hell
    Go easy on the bottle, be hard on yourself
    And I know he meant well...

    But all I can do, is all I can do, and I keep on tryin'
    And all I can be, is all I can be, and I keep on tryin'
    There's always a mountain in front of me
    Seems I'm always climbin' and fallin' and climbin'
    But I keep on tryin'

    But all I can do, is all I can do, and I keep on tryin'
    And all I can be, is all I can be, and I keep on tryin'...
    All I can be, is all I can be, and I keep on tryin'
    There's always a mountain in front of me
    Seems I'm always climbin' and stumblin'
    And then fallin'
    And then climbin'...
    But I keep on tryin'

    This gettin' up early, pullin' double shifts
    Gonna make an old man of me long before I ever get rich...
    But I'm tryin'

  16. charles lohr

    Please join our Fathers Rights Movement on Facebook

  17. Aaron Brenneman

    He stuck out at that basketball game. 6'6 cowboy basketball dad.

  18. Esta Dewberry

    my daddy has all credit

  19. Angelo Capodicasa

    I work 2 jobs to help take care of the wife and kids. Breaks my heart every time when my one boy asks "Daddy, do you have 2 jobs today?" and when I say yes he just hangs his head and says "Ohh, ok" in the saddest little voice. I know I'm missing so much, but like the song says I have to keep on tryin'. Hopefully one day they'll realize it was all for them...

  20. Karen Clute

    Too much to say that affects us, at least we try!! They. . . . ?

  21. 7656869940 Jessebaldwin

    I want to get a perm and listn 2 this

  22. Zach Willingham

    Ain't this the truth..

  23. Karen Clute

    this everyone's song, period.

  24. Joshua Brooks

    A great song about my current situation.

  25. Greta Devita

    Patti Smith

  26. Justin B.

    Use to watch this on cmt when I was in jail . 20 fuckin years ago ! Never thought I'd ever get out of there. Time is funny.

  27. Sherry Cross

    I am very surprised of how people can pay so much attention to everything in your life, put you down so much, even the things you try to do good isn't enough! You slip, you fall, and get back up to keep trying, but they are right there to kick you with their words, right back down! But Im Trying!

  28. Patricia Canady

    I am trying!!!!!!!!

  29. jetclntn

    Doesn’t get any better than this great song. I love the steel guitar and Trace singing with passion

  30. Edward sr pops Verstrepen Sr

    im tying my Best Friends to Be A great Father still Learning every day ill Never stop Amen peace Love pops

  31. Accelerator Magazine

    .......never got any of this great and deep advice. Had to figure it out on my own. Thoroughly fuct that up. But got 2 grown sons, 2 beautiful little granddaughters and wife that has put up with me for 46yrs, she gets 800yrs credit for that, so it ain't been all bad just bad memories kinda never go away. But that's why we write sad songs. L8r

  32. Jennifer Delay

    Do u think it would blow he mind if went a crank up the harley for him like i dont know how god RANDY

  33. John Wheater

    Just keep plugging with Gods grace(Try) Amen

  34. Michael Odonnell

    I work 6 12 hour shifts a week and do the best I can for my kids. Sometimes it can be hard but we have to keep trying. Strive for improvement not perfection

  35. Angela. R. Lowery

    Word to the wise stay off drugs! I am not a big fan !

  36. Angela. R. Lowery

    I know it’s a older song/ but l remember who taught me how to fish and I miss my time with him. /and I miss who taught me how to make fried chicken / and I miss her too.

  37. John Wheater

    To all Dads out there dont quit. Keep going

  38. Teresa

    What a great attitude and stamina! Great writing I see it touches people to their core

  39. LeeAnn Schutte

    He is coming to play at the fair this summer in wyoming and I cant wait to watch him for free. All i have to do is pay myself in and get wristband for rides and can watch his performance for free

  40. Chris smith

    I love this song trying is good but commitment is more then just trying.

  41. John Wheater

    As Dads this is what we do non stop everyday. Keep Trying. Anyone can be a father, special person to be a Dad.

    John Wheater

    Ty keep on trying

  42. Mr Wilfred Myers

    <-- ;-) C

  43. Jennifer Harrison

    Come home hunny C. Y.

  44. Joshua Waltz

    One of my dads favorite songs

  45. Buddythomas100

    Theme song of my life

  46. JayDogTitan 1464

    We do what we can do! Keep on tryin!

  47. stevie Mobley

    Kentucky Louisville mom dad trace Adkins Stevie.mobley love you😎🎼👋💜💔💛🧡💞🖤💚❤️💓💘💖❣️🤠💝😍😊😃😆👍🏻💕💗💙☝️

  48. Michael Cargill

    I hear you daddy Mike Cargill 1955 to 2010 love ya dad from jr

  49. helen coachman

    Travis Tritt Whiskey Ain't Workin Anymore Live Marty Stuart 🎸

  50. John Lambert

    I'm constantly trying. To those of you doing the same, please don't give up. I can't fix your issues but I can truely say that I love you and that as long as you are alive there is hope.

  51. helen coachman

    Travis Tritt T-r-o-u-b-l-e

  52. Daryl Abrams

    Always a mountain in front of me....

  53. Bob Langan

    My high school sweetheart left me after 28 years together our son was 12 when she took him out of our house. I tried to get along with her. I try every day to be a good dad to him. My proudest moment was when he took words from my mouth and spit them back into my face. Proved to me that after all that has happened in his life he listened to me. I still try to get along with his mom but when she lies about me and to me it's hard. To all the dad's out there keep your head high and keep trying

  54. stevie Mobley

    Kentucky Louisville mom dad trace Adkins Stevie.mobley love you😎

  55. Mike Matie

    6 relationships in the past 20 years all cause this to fit my life, ("aka" destined to be behind the curve)

  56. BaByLaStrAnGe

    194 people never tried..

  57. old guy

    Man this song really hits the nail on the head!

  58. Patrick Farmers Tan

    Tonight is my second double shift in a row and my day off! My son never goes without. Period!

  59. Marcus Xavier

    This song is my anthem... there are good fathers who kill themselves to provide Child Support and come home to and empty home every night... that shit is hard... thanks for an awesome song Trace

  60. Stachia Thurmond

    MY HANDSOME SEXY MAN ! I KNOW HE WAS TRYING AND HE DID WITH HIS OWN LIFE ! LOVE YOU BABY !

  61. Kim Sharp

    I'm trying video

  62. Kim Sharp

    Why is Trace so thin in the video. I like "other" Trace

  63. Jesus S

    No they don't

  64. joel750

    I thank the Good Lord every waking morning that I'm a MGTOW man who never got married nor had any children so no troubles paying any late child support payments nor any alimony to any woman. The Good Lord SPARED ME from all of that heartache/headache and unneeded stress/women problems and I thank him all the time. I'm 56 years old, RETIRED and own my own house fully paid end to end. I received a very handsome monthly pension and all of my bills are paid in full monthly and my current credit score is 799.

    It doesn't get better that this: I have a motorcycle that I can ride whenever it suits me + a couple of bicycles that I can ride anytime as well with no one bitching' at me that I cannot. I don't have a "Honey Do this" list for that doesn't exist in my world. I can call any airline today and fly to anywhere in the world a day later. Married men don't have a clue on how it feels like to be a completely FREE man and the feeling that you're not burdened by anything you don't want to carry. A lot of married buddies of mine are now former shells of themselves and they're just plain miserable and mostly BROKE because of all that child support and alimony payments they have to cough up just to keep from being locked up from not paying.

    These very same married men stay on jobs they despise all because they have all these obligations/responsibilities they had to swallow and endure. I feel really bad for them from their own choices they made in life and I salute them and Unfortunately they'll never ever feel the way I feel about life in general as a free man, a man who was never enslaved by this institution called marriage because I was smart and knows what I'm doing. I hope you're having an excellent life like I do...CHEERS! :)

  65. stillsavedbyhisgrace

    Go easy on the bottle and go hard on yourself. Good advice for anyone.

  66. Stachia Thurmond

    I'm trying to get tickets too see my HANDSOME SEXY MAN in Bossier City Louisiana in October and hope too get the tickets. I love this man Dearly.

  67. Matthew Johnson

    I keep on trying

  68. Terry Wahl

    Trace is the best, Dads get zero credit, I have two kids, 6 and 10 days old and I have no clue how anyone does it on their own, Dad or Mom.

  69. Stachia Thurmond

    Listening too him tonight before I go to sleep like I do evert night before I go to sleep.

  70. SuperColonel91

    Song is so sad...

  71. Stachia Thurmond

    I can just bet he's a wonderful DAD. Love this man dearly.

  72. Stachia Thurmond

    It's getting closer to seeing this HANDSOME SEXY MAN ! Hope to het my picture taken with him when we see him in Vinton Louisiana on July 7 2018 at Delta Downs .

  73. Stachia Thurmond

    Honey you won't ever be a old man. Love Him. Can't wait to see you. It's getting closer and when it's here it's going to go by so fast.

  74. Stachia Thurmond

    Love this man dearly. He is the definition of a true MAN !

  75. Stachia Thurmond

    Looking forward too seeing him in Venton Louisiana on July 7 2018 at Delta Downs. Hope to get my picture taken with him.

  76. Stachia Thurmond

    sorry It's July 7 2018.

  77. Pamela Knowles

    🖤🖤

  78. Stachia Thurmond

    Hope too see you in Vinton Louisiana in June.

  79. spider123

    Very inspirational and uplifting

  80. Stachia Thurmond

    George Travis Bowen I know your tryin too do the best for your boys. I love you Travis.

  81. Rocky Mullins

    "and don't you be late". My husband doesn't get paid till Friday and we're out of beer.

  82. Cory Nielsen

    I always say to myself "If at first you don't succeed try try again"

  83. poppaluv

    This song always gets me.

  84. Stachia Thurmond

    This is such a good song. Love Ya Trace Adkins.

  85. Stachia Thurmond

    That's right you can only do what you can do.

  86. Stachia Thurmond

    Hope too see him in Vinton Louisiana in June 2018.

  87. Stachia Thurmond

    I just know he's a good Dad to his girls. They come first and so they should.

  88. TheGalleta13

    Hard times keep trying never lose hope live done?

  89. scorpionsrt8

    Like a lot of the comments previous, this song always hits a place with me. Child support and struggling to raise 3 kids half the time. Always had to keep your chin up. I can look back now with a smile that I did it.

  90. Big Dawg

    im going through a bad breakup now and it really does hurt when you was loyal faithful and honest and she took it for granted now the only one who suffers is my little 15 month old baby girl she is so innocent i just hope she understands one day daddy gave his all but it wasn't good enough 100.00 a week and helping buy her clothes and things wasn't enough and nobody had to ask daddy to provide for his little Angel i did it cause its my responsibility as a father love honesty respect loyalty and being faithful and working everyday to provide for my family still wasn't good enough but daddy tried

  91. Jerry McDonald

    Everytime I hear this it makes me think about my dad. We never had alot but he tried and managed to pull through he always put us first

  92. dale

    All we,can do keep pushing keep goin never back down

  93. Sensei Juan

    Trying, working and always praying to the Creator to help me be a better man.

  94. Carter Rock

    It hard it's a woman world to bad

  95. Sean G.

    Love The IH pickup there

  96. April Love

    what is happening to the american people

  97. nomadchopper

    My fav song by him

  98. Alex Gilson

    All you can do sometimes

  99. April Love

    as they laugh in your face 😣

  100. Kathleen Bright

    I love this song you big sexey man sing it baby q