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All too often we focus on an artist’s individual singles rather than their albums. As a result, perfectly good songs get lost in the pages of history.
In Lynyrd Skynyrd’s case, one such song is “Trust,” which was included as a track on the group’s fourth album, Gimme Back My Bullets. With the success of the album’s singles such as “Double Trouble” and “Gimme Back My Bullets,” the non-single tracks such as “Trust” were overlooked.
But as time passed, Skynyrd fans began to dive deeper into the band’s history. As a result, some of these previously passed over tracks have experienced newfound popularity as Skynyrd fans discover them.
“Trust” is the perfect track for Skynyrd fans to familiarize themselves with. Written by guitarists Allen Collins and Gary Rossington and lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, “Trust” serves as a warning to those who are too quick to place their faith in others.
The song tells all who will listen that trust isn’t always a good thing if that trust is given to the wrong person. As an example, Ronnie sings of a friend who had his car stolen by the woman he loved.
Like many of Skynyrd’s songs, “Trust” also has a killer guitar part. Sadly, few people figured that out when the song was first released, since it wasn’t popular at the time.
But one guitar-playing man and Skynyrd super fan named Jeff Reed seems to have always had “Trust” on his radar. This fella decided to help expose the song to even more people through a guitar cover he shared on YouTube, and it’s pretty impressive to watch.
Standing in his bedroom, Reed tears away at every note in “Trust” on his sweet-looking guitar. Since it isn’t a song you would naturally hear as often as something like “Free Bird,” that means that Reed had to take some serious time to listen to it in order to master its guitar part. Now that’s dedication!
Scroll down below to catch Reed’s guitar cover of “Trust.” If you like what you hear, he has a whole host of other Skynyrd covers on his YouTube channel. Check them out by clicking here!