About The Song

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s “Feelins'”. Now that’s a song that takes you back to a simpler time in country music. Released in 1975, it wasn’t just a single, it was the title track for their fifth collaborative album, solidifying their place as country music royalty and a duo that could bottle lightning in a song.

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Twitty, with his smooth baritone, and Lynn, with her unmistakable twang, were a vocal match made in heaven. Their voices intertwined seamlessly, weaving tales of love, loss, and everything in between. “Feelins'” is no exception. It’s a masterclass in country storytelling, a duet that lays bare the complexities of human emotion.

The song opens with a gentle guitar lick, setting the stage for a conversation between two lovers. It’s not a grand declaration or a fiery argument, but something far more intimate. Twitty takes the lead, his voice a low rumble as he confesses, “There’s somethin’ ’bout you girl, I can’t explain” – a sentiment that feels both timeless and deeply personal.

Lynn steps in, her voice laced with a hint of skepticism, “You ain’t talkin’ ’bout love, are you? You know I can’t handle that.” This line sets the scene for the heart of the song. It’s a dance familiar to many couples – the tentative exploration of feelings, the fear of vulnerability, the unspoken longing.

“Feelins'” doesn’t shy away from the messy reality of relationships. It acknowledges the baggage we all carry, the past hurts that can make us hesitant to open our hearts again. But within the song’s vulnerability lies a profound truth: love, in all its messy glory, is a powerful force.

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As the song progresses, the conversation between Twitty and Lynn evolves. The initial hesitance gives way to a growing tenderness. Twitty pleads, “But honey, these feelings, they just won’t go away.” Lynn’s response is a sigh, a reluctant admission, “I guess I got some of them too.” The melody swells with a newfound hopefulness, mirroring the hesitant steps towards emotional honesty.

“Feelins'” isn’t a song with a grand resolution. It doesn’t offer a happily-ever-after ending tied up with a neat bow. Instead, it captures the delicate dance of budding affection, the tentative steps towards a future that might, just might, blossom into something more. It’s a song that resonates with anyone who has ever wrestled with their heart, a testament to the enduring power of human connection.