My Sunday Song – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Will Hoge

For My Sunday Song #263, we are discussing the song “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Will Hoge. The song is off his 2009 album ‘The Wreckage’ and was written by Will and Eric Paslay. The song was released as a single by Will but didn’t chart. The song was later covered by The Eli Young Band in 2012 and they had a lot of success with it going to #1 on the Country Charts. And they do a great version, but I love me some Will Hoge so that is what we are discussing.

The song is about how you need to keep on dreaming and driving forward with your goals. There are going to be a lot of “no’s” and “you can’t do thats” along the way. Your heart is going to be broken, a lot…but don’t give up and keep on fighting. Will got turned down so many times and was told he wasn’t good enough, but he showed them they were all wrong and has become a very successful songwriter and musician. He lives what he was singing and is great advice for everyone.

Musically it is more like a ballad with a country flair. It has a great groove and some fine acoustic guitar playing as well as nice what sounds like slide guitar playing as well. It has a down home, southern rock feel as well. Will’s gritty vocals give the song a lived that feeling like he has done exactly what the lyrics say to do. He makes you believe it. For me, it is really a beautiful, heartfelt song.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. My goal with Will’s set of ten songs is that everyone finds at least one song they like and maybe venture further down the line. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Happy Sunday!!

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

Way back on the radio dial
A fire got lit inside a bright eyed child
Every note just wrapped around his soul
From steel guitar to Memphis all the way to rock and roll

Oh oh, I can hear them playing
I can hear the ringing of a beat up ol’ guitar
Oh oh, I can hear them saying
Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart

Downtown where I used to wander
Old enough to get there but too young to get inside
I would stand out on the sidewalk
Listen to the music playing every Friday night

Oh oh, I can hear them playing
I can hear the ringing of a beat up ol’ guitar
Oh oh, I can hear them saying
Keep on dreaming even it breaks your heart

Some dreams stay with you forever
Drag you around and lead you back to where you were
Some dreams keep on getting better
Gotta keep believing if you wanna know for sure

Oh oh, I can hear them playing
I can hear the ringing of a beat up ol’ guitar
Oh oh, I can hear them saying
Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart

Oh oh, I can hear them playing
I can hear the ringing of a beat up ol’ guitar
Oh oh, I can hear them saying
Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart
Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart

Written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

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