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Garth Brooks Reveals Which of His Hit Songs Give Him Most Trouble Remembering Lyrics

by Matthew Wilson
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Ever have trouble remembering the lyrics to a song? Don’t feel bad. Sometimes musicians don’t even remember the lyrics to their own songs. Garth Brooks confesses he’s had trouble nailing down the lyrics to some of his hit songs.

Brooks revealed that three songs, in particular, gave him trouble, usually when playing live. Sometimes, he will also flub a verse to songs he covers from other artists. The three songs in question are “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up),” “That Summer,” and “Much Too Young.”

“All the time. If you ever hear me do live, I’ll do somebody else’s songs sometimes. And I’ll use a line from the second verse, third verse, whatever,” Brooks said. “My own stuff, “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up),” it’s a little tough sometimes. I need some help. I think we did the CBS special for Notre Dame. And “That Summer” came up. I got choked up and started laughing and I totally lost where I was in the song.”

Garth Brooks Can’t Remember the Original Lyrics to One Song

Brooks also confessed to fans that he has no idea what one of the original lyrics to “Much Too Young” is. He encouraged some of his fans to find the original lyric and let him know.

“‘Much Too Young’ let’s talk about it. I can’t remember to this day if the original lyric is ‘for the last two weeks no one’s been home.’ Or ‘for the last few weeks, no one’s been home,'” Brooks said. “No Idea. Well, I’m sure we can look out on the lyric of the original album and see what it is.”

Fortunately as an artist, Brooks said his fans have been more than forgiving of his occasional mistakes on stage.

“But that’s what so cool,” Brooks said. “You guys always let me kind of be that way. That’s what I always liked.”