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George Strait's Heart-Wrenching Ballad "Today My World Slipped Away" Will Have Y'all In Tears

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The King of Country knows how to sing a fast, fun, upbeat tune, but he excels at slow ballads that make you feel exactly what he is singing.

With lyrics like, "All my friends say I'll make it alright/I'll recover and start a new life/but that'll be so hard to do/'cause livin' ain't worth livin' without you," you wonder how George Strait came up with the emotion to sing this painful song. 

He sings the lyrics beautifully and with such pain. It's no wonder his album went on to become certified triple platinum! 

"Today My World Slipped Away" was originally written and recorded by Vern Gosdin in 1982 off his album of the same name. George recorded his version of the song for his album Carrying Your Love With Me in 1997 and it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles. 

Although Vern's original version is good, nothing compares to George's rendition. It is so heart breaking, yet incredible at the same time. 

Take a listen to the amazing song below.


We made it final today.
I gave you all I had, you made your getaway.
All the love we once made turned to memories today.
I left the courtroom and went straight to the church.
I hit my knees and told God how much I hurt.
Nothin' left of my heart;
It's gonna be so hard to make a new start.

'Cause today my world slipped away.
We buried the plans that we made.
And tonight I'm alone and afraid.
'Cause today my world slipped away.

All my friends say I'll make it alright.
I'll recover and start a new life.
But that'll be so hard to do
'Cause livin' ain't worth livin' without you.

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