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performed by Travis Tritt
written by Travis Tritt and Jill Colucci
released on September 2, 1991

I can’t hide the way I feel about you anymore.
I can’t hold the hurt inside, keep the pain out of my eyes anymore.

My tears no longer waiting.
My resistance ain’t that strong.
My mind keeps recreating a love with you alone
And I’m tired of pretending
I don’t love you anymore.

Let me make one last appeal
To show you how I feel about you. Mm hm.
‘Cause there’s no one else I swear holds a candle anywhere
Next to you. Mm hm

My heart can’t take the beating
Not having you to hold.
A small voice keeps repeating
Deep inside my soul.
It says I can’t keep pretending
I don’t love you anymore.

I’ve got to take the chance or let it pass by
If I expect to get on with my life.

My tears no longer waiting.
Oh my resistance ain’t that strong.
Oh my mind keeps recreating
A love with you alone.
And I’m tired of pretending
I don’t love you anymore.


As a way of providing some autobiographical information, I am, in some circles, synonymous with Travis Tritt. Whenever I am given any power over other people, I always eventually abuse that power to force those people to watch the Travis Tritt music video trilogy and share my early life trauma (more on that below.)

Me: I can’t.
Person: WHY NOT?
Me: [opens YouTube] Watch this.

This song was composed largely on a single airplane ride. From wiki:

Tritt co-wrote the song with Jill Colucci, who also wrote his 1990 hit “I’m Gonna Be Somebody“, when the two were together on an airplane ride. Colucci presented Tritt with a melody and the two began writing lyrics together. As they had not finished writing the lyrics at the time the airplane landed, they reunited in the studio six weeks later to finish writing. The song is composed in the key of C major with a “moderately slow” tempo and main chord pattern of C-G-F-G.

It might not be well-known outside of country music circles, but few artists in the genre put more effort into the story-telling of their music videos than Travis Trit. Anymore has a pretty well-known country music video, and said video is how I know the song internally. It is the first of a trilogy about the tragic life of a man named Mac Singleton, a wheelchair-bound Vietnam War veteran. After the release of Anymore in 1991, the second and third videos in the trilogy followed in 1995 (“Tell Me I was Dreaming”) and 1998 (“If I Lost You”.)

The dramatic video for Anymore was directed by Jack Cole and was included on CMT’s “100 Greatest Country Music Videos” list. I apologize for not finding a cleaner video (entire trilogy embedded below), but the internet seems largely to have been scrubbed of these masterpieces.

“Go get ’em, Mac.”

2 thoughts on “Anymore

  1. Really enjoyed the song. You know I love country music and usually I’m familiar with a lot of the songs especially older songs but this was new to me. I do know Travis Tritt though because I learnt about him but wasn’t too familiar with most of his music.

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