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Vince Gill Performs Heartbreaking Song With Daughter, Corinna at The Grand Ole Opry (WATCH)

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Vince gill Songs | Vince Gill Performs Heartbreaking Song With Daughter, Corinna at The Grand Ole Opry (WATCH) | Country Music Videos
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This powerful and emotional song, "Billy Paul", was written about Vince's close friend. 

It's a song about a friend of mine who took his life after he took someone else's life. It's very, very dark, but I love that in music. I was always drawn to music with those kinds of things.
Roughstock quoted Vince saying:
Billy Paul was a friend of mine that caddied out at the golf club where I play golf. We had been friends for 20 years. Unfortunately he took a woman's life and then took his own. I was crazy about him. I wanted to understand how it happened. He meant enough to me to write a song about him. 'What made you go crazy, Billy Paul? Was it true love or too much alcohol? Was your back all the way against the wall? What made you go crazy, Billy Paul.' It's a story song that talks about redemption and has a spiritual side to it, even as dark as it is.

Vince's daughter, Corinna, who can be seen in the performance below, made her debut at nine years old when she sang on this track. Her first appearance at the Opry was with her father as well, singing the same sad, sad song. Their performance is exceptional, but very heartbreaking, as it will always be - very solemn, indeed.

Check it out.

LYRICS BELOW

What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Was it true love or too much alcohol?
Was your back all the way against the wall?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

You were my friend for nearly twenty years
You loved my dirty jokes and ice cold beer
Tonight my eyes are filling up with tears
Cause it’ll never be the same without you here

When your picture came across the evening news
Said they found a woman dead up in your room
Well I hit my knees and prayed it wasn’t true
Man it killed me when I found out it was you

What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Was it true love or too much alcohol?
Was your back all the way against the wall?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

Now I’ve seen you at your best and now your worst
The best of you is what I’ll remember first
We’ll read your momma’s favorite Bible verse
And then watch you ride away in that old hearse

Well I know you’re ashamed for what you done
The only choice you thought you had was just to run
Pride always gets the best of everyone
True forgiveness lies with the Father and the Son

What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Did you think you couldn’t face those prison walls?
Why’d you have to go and end it all?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Was it true love or too much alcohol?
Was your back all the way against the wall?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

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