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Pink: Try Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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Ever wonder ‘bout what he’s doing?
How it all turned to lies?
Sometimes I think that it’s better to never ask why

Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it...


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    Oct 30th, 2012 10:45pm report

    This song actually describes my current situation perfectly. This boy who I've fallen for just got a girlfriend, not long after stuff had happened between us. The first verse is like me thinking about him wondering why things changed so quickly, wanting to learn to the truth. But then i remember we're still close friends, which I'd rather be than nothing at all, and I won't ask so that our friendship won't be put at risk.

    Then the chorus. We both had feelings for each other, and the flame appeared. But it never was going to be a good thing no matter how we spun it, and someone was bound to get hurt. In the end that person was me, but even though it hurts its not the end of the world. I got to get past this, keep going and not let this affect me.

    The second verse. During the month when things happened, I was completely blinded and deceived that I wouldn't get hurt this time. I've liked him on and off, we've always been great friends, sometimes more. Yet I never learn from my mistakes, fall hard fast when it clearly isn't going to work out well.

    Chorus see above.

    Bridge. Often I get afraid that I've ruined whatever me and this boy are with letting my feelings get the best of me and don't know what else to do but cry. And at this point I have no idea what I'm doing and just surviving day by day not enjoying life and pitying myself for the mess. But then the chorus comes and reminds that I can't give up, theres more to my mess, and I'll be alright.


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    Sep 14th, 9:49am report

    I feel like the man is having an affair with another woman and she is fighting for her relationship/marriage. Although the video portrays domestic abuse. Either way...the relationship is failing and she is fighting for it. Thats just the way I take it


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    Aug 14th, 8:57pm report

    "Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame
    Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned
    But just because it burns, doesn't mean you're gonna die
    You gotta get up and try, and try, and try"

    This song represents my situation, my eager my dreams and boundaries that no one thought that I could go across them.
    For me this song was a great motivation, when no one's telling me to go on, this song always told me to "try"


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    Aug 1st, 8:16am report

    Try,” a song by the pop-rock artist Pink, is an extremely powerful and somewhat emotionally infectious ballad that tells the penetrating story of a vicious relationship. Pink is known for her unique style and slightly daring approach to musical lyricism. Pink poses a series of questions for her listeners, but what appears the most prominent to me is the reoccurring reference to flames and fire. After additional analysis, it appears to me that Pink is using the theme of fire to illustrate the intensity and severity of an initiate relationship. The music video for “Try” adds an additional level of drama, featuring incredible artistic and passionate choreography, which further illustrates the complexities of love.


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    May 25th, 5:56pm report

    I think for that song is to have collaborators wrote the lyric that had more power to record this song but I’m spending more time with people.


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    Dec 13th, 2016 12:20pm report

    My understanding is rather basic!
    Where wonderful things are happening someone is always bound to get hurt.


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    Jul 11th, 2016 7:28pm report

    When I first heard this, I felt that (mostly based on the chorus—that's what sticks on a first listen) this was about rape.

    "Where there is desire
    (like he wanted me)
    there is gonna be a flame
    (wanting so hot it drove him to it)
    Where there is a flame
    someone(me)s bound to get burned
    (burned-hurt-thrown to the ground, clothes torn, raped, and then cut to bits on the inside because he wanted to be the last one to have me)
    But just because it burns
    (and it did, it hurt like hell)
    doesn't mean you're gonna die
    (I thought I would—that much blood, I thought I was gone for sure but I lived)
    You gotta get up and try try try
    (and I healed and I have a good man who loves me properly now, scars and all)

    I love that we all think of something different when we hear it. It's personal to us in a way songs that tell a very specific story can't be.


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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:15am report

    The chorus has a special meaning for me though it is not a love thingy.. he he he

    "Where there is desire
    There is gonna be a flame
    Where there is a flame
    Someone's bound to get burned
    But just because it burns
    Doesn't mean you're gonna die
    You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    You gotta get up and try, and try, and try"

    Every shits people who keep dragging me down all I can say is you wont defeat a man who's protecting his dream. A man who's doing what he loves. A man who's working hard and determined. WE WILL GET UP and WILL TRY it again.

    love be with you guys!!


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    Jan 26th, 2014 1:57am report

    Mr. Frenchmen

    Your story is so heartbreaking. But so inspiring and loving. I hope you both try. Wish I could hug you.


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    Aug 11th, 2013 8:54am report

    It's about a close relationship.


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    Jun 2nd, 2013 6:08pm report

    I am also on the band wagon that this song is about domestic abuse (not violence particularly).

    I'm thinking that an over-dominerring partner is abusive and claims that the things he/she does is out of love for the singer. ("Ever wonder about what he's doing")
    In reality, the singer knows that this sort of behavior from a lover is wrong. ("How it all turned to lies")

    In the chorus, the singer acknowledges that people are bound to hurt each other in a relationship, but just because you hurt each other doesn't mean that you don't love each other. Instead, you continue to "try" to live through the relationship, no matter how rough it gets.

    While the singer loves the abusive partner, he/she (yes, I know pink is a girl) sometimes doubts her choice in partner because of her current situation.

    The second time the chorus comes around, the singer reminisces on how he/she saw the signals of an abusive relationship, even toward the start, yet she still stayed, with the knowledge that they would still hurt each other. Things probably escalated, in terms of love and abuse.

    In the third verse (which may be the bridge...) the singer acknowledges that today's society frowns upon abusive relationships (understandably), and makes her second guess the relationship, which the singer can't get out of because of his/her devotion.

    And the final chorus's definition is like that of the first chorus.


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    May 4th, 2013 5:46pm report

    my ex girl send me this song and i really don't know why , we broke up 9 months ago . and i didn't see her for 9 or 10 months we were just talking to each other from time to time , and when i tell her that i may visit her she send me this song what should i do guys ? i need a response to this song


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    Mar 22nd, 2013 3:36am report

    I think the couple might be going through a rough patch. The man was cheating but the woman never wanted to ask, she new but also at the same time she wished she was wrong. They still love each other and they saying if the love is still there, why give up. Everyone makes mistakes and she would rather be scared with him than happy and without him.


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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:46am report

    This describes exactly how I feel. I have been in a relationship for over a year and I thought it was everything I ever wanted. It was long distance at first, so I tried so hard to make it work. We moved in together and everything was great, until I found an email of him flirting with another girl. When I asked him about it, he lied and said I took what he said out of context. Ever since then I have found conversations with other girls, all of them saying he was in a relationship, but he would tell little white lies to them for no reason whatsoever. I love him and I don't want to give up, but I'm also afraid to hear his reasoning behind why he's lying to random girls. This song makes perfect sense to me and my current situation.


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    Feb 10th, 2013 2:00am report

    If you watch the video it is very interesting but after I watched it a couple of times and read the lyrics I came up with the conclusion the song has to do with domestic violence!?


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    Feb 2nd, 2013 2:27pm report

    Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame
    Where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burned, but just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die you gotta get up and try try try...

    My view on this particular part of the song means that just because your relationship is rocky don't give up of you both are still in love you have to "try try try" to fix it and make an attempt to stay together.

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