Jack Howard – Try Again

Versions

Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio 3:52 Jack Howard Shadowlands album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio 3:32 Jack Howard Day of the Dog album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack’s comments on the Shadowlands version from Bandcamp:

This was going to be an instrumental before Gerard Assi added guitar. It became clear it needed some words, so I scoured my notebooks and came up with Try Again, a traditional tale of getting back in to the ring of love when all of your friends thought you’d been knocked down for the count.

 

Lyrics

A simple plan is always best
Set yourself a goal that you can manage
Take your time and look around
Check you horoscope and then consider

Trust is for fools
Kindness for the weak
Love is blind
It’s just a habit you can’t break

So you try and try again
You don’t know when to say when
And you give it your best shot

You feel like Charlie Brown
As he lines up for the big kick-off
As you sail into the air
The crowd applauds. They love a ritual

Trust is for fools
Kindness for the weak
Love is blind
And it’s that darkness that you see

And you try and try again
You don’t know when to say when
But you give it one more chance
Try again

Trust is for fools
Kindness for the weak
Love is blind
And it’s the darkness that you see

And you try and try again
You don’t know when to say when
So you give it one more shot
Go, you good thing, go

Try again
Try again