Flack, Roberta - Tryin' Times Lyrics




Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

Tryin' times, what the world is talkin' about
You got confusion all over the land, yeah
You got mother against daughter, you got father against son
You know the whole thing is getting out of hand

Then maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times, yeah, yeah

You got the riots in the ghetto, it's all around
A whole lot of things that's wrong is going down, yes, it is
I can't understand it from my point of view
'Cause I think you should do unto others
As you'd have them do unto you

Then maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times, yes, it is

I said man is always talking 'bout it's inhumanity to man
But what is he tryin' to do to make it a better man?
Oh, just read the paper, turn on your TV
You see folks demonstrating about equality

But maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times

Tryin' times, yeah, that's what the world is talkin' about
You got confusion all over the land





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  1. moshe titus

    Reminds me of my cousin who was shot and died

  2. ajax1026

    I betcha H.E.R. could cover the sh*t out of this song! Still relevant. Always will be.

  3. Esther P

    2019. Still Tryin Times. Even worse!

  4. Tombstonez

    YeahThatsFuckinNice

  5. Slqys

    no front im here cause of bones 🔥

  6. TheAtman 108

    Who else here from Elmos story lol

    ClassicMcCool.

    Trent C i am and wow im glad he showed us this masterpiece!🤘🏼seshtilirest

    Micheal Max

    Who's still listening in 2028?

  7. Sasha Davenport

    My name is Sasha, I live in Detroit, MI. I’m very passionate about your music. Here in Detroit, we just losses a huge part of our soul. Sometimes, when you have nothing and you have loss all hope. When work has been a hellish day, and I everything you could possibly imagine could go wrong, it does. At the end of the day, when you get in your car or stop by your local hole in the wall. And, when out of nowhere. The beautiful angelic voice comes on and you forget, everything. For starters, you forget how to breathe.

  8. saxy Ricks

    Ron Carter's bass defines this song for me. Roberta is so fine as well.

  9. Catherine Santiago

    This song is so relative to the way the world is today!

  10. K. R.

    Hi guys!..lol

  11. Victoria A Brinkman

    LOVE how raw this cut is, and the words, OH MY!! Her voice cuts deep into my soul!! THANK YOU!!

  12. Deadra

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!

  13. MzJanuary

    Written by Donny Hathaway

    Oliver Williams

    Perfected by Roberta Flack

  14. Ronald Elston

    Words of Truth and Wisdom!!!

  15. DoinTimeOnEarth

    tryin' times seem to never end......2016 election!?

  16. Brady Gearheart

    edo lee

  17. tionicho

    Truth is truly everlasting...My prayers for this world...Paris and San Bernardino.. its all around us...I remember hearing this as a boy and 35 years later it still is relevant as ever.. more love for our brothers

  18. SI- LINCE

    Sad that issues of the past still haunt ppl of 2dey and 2marro! Great song tho!

  19. Kimberlie Banks

    this song is saying just what is going on in our world today we should really pay attention to the lyrics and apply it to our lives.

    MrMaile1

    @Kimberlie Banks Without a doubt! Unfortunately it seems to be the way the world always is. This was done in 1969 and there has been so much turmoil as long as I can remember.

    Jeffery Lockett

    Nothing has changed but the date!