Who Sang I Try? Talib Kweli feat. Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige The Beautiful Struggle cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-9-27
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious
length: 4:25
producer: Kanye West
performer: Mary J. Blige
Some other versions of "I Try"

Lyrics
Games, changes and fears
When will they go from here
When will they stop
I believe that fate has brought us here
And we should be together babe
But we're not
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
And I'll keep my cool, but I'm fiendin'

[Chorus]
I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not here
Goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not here

I may appear to be free
But I'm just a prisoner of your love
And I may seem all right and smile when you leave
But my smiles are just a front
Just a front, hey
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
And I'll try to keep my cool, but I'm fiendin'

[Chorus]

Here is my confession
May I be your possession
Boy, I need your touch
Your love, kisses and such
With all my might I try
But this I can't deny
Deny

I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
(but I'm dreaming of you babe)
And I'll keep my cool, but I'm fiendin'

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Going Hard
  • 2 Back Up Offa Me
  • 3 Broken Glass
  • 4 We Know
  • 5 A Game
  • 6 I Try
  • 7 Around My Way
  • 8 We Got the Beat
  • 9 Work It Out
  • 10 Ghetto Show
  • 11 Black Girl Pain
  • 12 Never Been in Love
  • 13 Beautiful Struggle
  • 14 Supreme, Supreme

  • Release information
    label: Rawkus Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498640814
    script: Latin