Musgraves, Kacey - Undermine Lyrics




Sometimes good intentions
Don't come across so well
Got me analyzing everything that ain't worth thinking bout

Just 'cause I ain't lived through
The same hand that was dealt to you
Doesn't make me any less or make any more of you

I wouldn't trade my best day
So you could validate
All your fears
And if I've only got one shot
Won't waste it on a shadow box
I'll stand right here

'Cause it's all talk talk talk
Talking in the wind
It only slows you down when you start listening
And it's a whole lot harder to shine
Than undermine
Yeah, undermine

First mile is always harder
When you're leaving what you know
Won't blame me if you stay here waving to me as I go

I always wish the best for you
Hoped that you would see me through
My wildest dreams
Yeah, the ones you thought I'd never make

Still, you would trade your best day
Just to have your way
All these years
But if you only had one shot
Maybe all this talk
Would disappear

'Cause it's all talk talk talk
Talking in the wind
It only slows you down when you start listening
And it's a whole lot harder to shine
Than undermine
Yeah, undermine

'Cause it's all talk talk talk
Talking in the wind
It only slows you down when you start listening
And it's a whole lot harder to shine
Than undermine
Yeah, undermine

Sometimes good intentions
Don't come across so well





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Musgraves, Kacey Undermine Comments
  1. John Borgen

    Wonderful 👍👏👏

  2. Hawaiian shirt lover 1

    This song needs to come back in a future Kacey Musgraves "Best Hits album" ---Cannot stop hitting replay on this one!!!! WOW

  3. Meljun Eva

    So dam! so amazing... I love it...

  4. Jennifer Ange

    Omg amazing!! What’s the meaning of this song? Someone please explain

    Hawaiian shirt lover 1

    The (word and) title of the song, Undermine, means (according to a dictionary) to subvert or weaken insidiously. I feel she is basically saying it is much easier to be mean or toxic than to be nice or be positive. "It's a whole lot harder to shine, than undermine". I really like Kacey's song writing prowess because her messages are subtle, but they make you think.

  5. Dave Shephard

    One of the greatest songwriters of all time across any genre.

  6. Dave Shephard

    Kacey is simply the best

  7. Kevin Reynolds

    #kaceysparkles🤩

  8. EVA WHARTON

    This song is so true and gives such a wonderful message 🌬🌬🌬🌻🥀🌼🌸💐🌷🌺🌾💛💛💛💛

  9. Dawn Bennett

    The thing about Kacey's music is
    her songs always have meaning of some sort, not just a hook to grab
    Ya. The vocals to back any and all
    of it up are just incredible!

  10. Cy From Earth

    What could have been.

  11. Kevin Reynolds

    Cuz it's all talk talk talk Talking In The Wind......... BRILLIANT ....

  12. Rudeness IS Epidemic

    Damn... I had no idea. I didn't think I could love her ☝🏼anymore. I love Nashville's Juliet Barnes. ♥️

  13. Joe Yannetta

    Intense as a country mountain !

  14. Kerry Evans

    Incredible..
    Greetings from Dublin Ireland brothers and sisters

  15. Isabelle Amé

    Hey Kacey! I covered your beautiful song, hope thats okay :-) here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VQPnRJaxY

  16. liberty Ann

    May she come back to this style of music.

  17. mattbarnard1

    Anyone know where I can get a copy? Doesn't seem to be available anywhere and I'd say it's easily one of her best.

  18. Christina Weis

    She should’ve been on Nashville.

  19. Sheila Hopper

    she is a wonderful writer... Why is Kacey Musgraves not on the Radio More!!!???

    liberty Ann

    Sheila Hopper
    She's too good

    Sheila Hopper

    She's too honest... :)

    Kevin Reynolds

    That's a damn good question I just seen her with Harry Styles their tour wrapped up last week in Los Angeles I seen her in Saint Paul Minnesota got all her albums she's brilliant yes put this darn girl on the radio more and more and more and more#kaceysparkles.....

    blackpanther1121

    She’s banned from country radio because of “Follow Your Arrow” and she doesn’t like to do favors for radio programmers, which is needed to get played.

  20. Phil Walker

    kacey kicks ass :)

  21. Matthew Fountaine

    First song heard of her with a fiddle in it (not saying all her other songs didn't sound just fine without it)

  22. Michael Baier

    Outstanding. Just adore Kacey... Such a wonderful song.

  23. Charlene Dufour

    ❤ tellement magnifique !

  24. MartinHCollection

    Nádherný!

  25. Mark Badgett

    ad always a terrific song by the girl from golden.

  26. gerbelle90

    Sometimes good intentions
    Don't come across so well...

    Get me analyzing everything that
    Ain't worth thinking 'bout
    Just cause I ain't lived through,
    The same hand that was dealt to you
    Doesn't make me any less
    Or make any more of you.

    I wouldn't trade my best day.
    So you could validate
    All your fears.

    And if I've only got one shot
    Won't waste it on a shadow box
    I'll stand right here

    [Chorus:]
    It's all talk, talk, talk
    Talkin' in the wind
    It only slows you down
    If you start listenin'
    And it's a whole lot harder to shine,
    Than undermine
    Yeah, undermine

    First mile is always harder
    When you're leaving what you know
    Won't blame you if you stay here
    Waving to me as I go
    Always wished the best for you
    Thought that you would see me through my wildest dreams
    Yeah, the ones you thought I'd never make

    Still, you would trade your best day
    Just to have your way
    All these years
     But if you only had one shot
    Maybe all this talk
    Would disappear

    [Chorus]

    It's a whole lot harder to shine
    Yeah, it's a whole lot harder to shine,
    Than undermine
    Yeah, undermine

    Sometimes good intentions
    Don't come across so well...

  27. Amy Faith Morley

    Amazing song! Enjoyed this in the Nashville series too :)

  28. Annabelle Sargent

    Doesn't Nashville cast sing this song

    brianna therrien

    @Annabelle Sargent Yes they do, but the song on Nashville are most times songs by other country artists :) So basically Nashville covered the song, its originally done by Kacey - Correct me if Im wrong

    mattsky

    +brianna therrien Kacey wrote it for Nashville - this is a demo :) One of the most beautiful songs she's ever written IMO :)

  29. Susan Hyatt

    What a GREAT song!

  30. Thomas Keefe

    Anyone know why she doesn't seem to play this live? Or does she?

  31. Nicole Marie

    This sounds best from the mouth of the one who wrote it. It's such a powerful song that hit me so hard when I first heard it. It doesn't surprise me that it was her that had a hand in writing it.

  32. Nicole Marie

    She's truly a beautiful soul. Her music is real and authentic. The real deal.

  33. James Hurt

    The AMAZING Kacey Musgraves !!

  34. CateandAimee

    amazing. loved this on nashville but kacey is so great too 

  35. Carlitos Channel

    This song makes me want to cry I love it <3

  36. 6eloved

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for uploading this--I can't find it anywhere else.

  37. Ray Vilasco

    I dig her style.  She's got soul. More Blue Grassie/ Folk than Country.... IMO!

  38. Nicole Hemsworth

    SHE WROTE THIS SONG????? No wonder I like it so damn much. Amazing!

  39. Copyrightbreaker22

    I love both versions Juliet and deacons version is great but no one can top Kacey Musgraves

  40. SC G

    Music is a gift.
    Give up the hate. Comparisons are dumb. Everybody has its own tastes.
    I love Haydens & Charles version. It has some Johnny Cash/Chris Isaak subtles rock "dark" spots, as the lyrics indicates "disappointment, sorrow".

    Kacey´s version is lighter, almost like a sunshine. It shows some amazing and intricated guitar chords and fingering. Its beautiful!

    I Love Both.

  41. wade camarillo

    it is refreshing to hear songs that have feeling like this one and many others from Kacey i like her older stuff myself she is going to go far in country music. 

    Cydney Morey

    I love her older stuff to and her acoustics more than all of them, but still love them all.

  42. Annabel den Dekker

    I really like Haydens version but this is 1000 times better wow

  43. tilly willy

    she is amazing ........for real.....wow 

  44. Rachel Zeidenberg

    I thought the Nashville writers wrote this? Kacey's version is way better than Juliette Barnes.  

    jazzman22

    The Nashville writers, only write the stories for the show. The show seeks out actually songwriters who already have written songs. But there are some songwriters who write songs for the show with a storyline in mind. Like the song Black Rose was written for the show by a songwriter from LA. Hope that helps understand a little bit of how they get songs on the show. :)

  45. Cydney Morey

    I love this song so much.

  46. ff02cc02gg05

    Where can I find this on CD?

  47. Erin O'Brien

    Kacey is an amazing songwriter and vocalist this is an amazing song nashville is an amazing show (this song was in the show nashville) basically i am amazed

  48. Jennifer

    Kacey Musgraves writes the best songs. Period.

  49. john sandiford

    Great song by Kacey