Trying to Stop Your Leaving
|"Trying to Stop Your Leaving"|
|Single by Dierks Bentley|
|from the album Long Trip Alone|
|Released||January 28, 2008|
|Dierks Bentley singles chronology|
"Trying to Stop Your Leaving" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in January 2008 as the fourth and final single from his album Long Trip Alone. It peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers.
The narrator is a man who is describing his difficulty in trying to keep his lover from leaving him. He uses various metaphors to illustrate his point. For example, in one verse, he compares the situation to throwing a pebble into the Rio Grande, stating that he could "throw in a million more and not slow it down".
Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it an A- rating. He said he likes the "rise and fall in intensity, the delicate intertwining of the electric guitar and the steel."
The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy, and features Bentley standing by a river, and him and his band playing in the middle of a railroad track in a tunnel. It also features Bentley and his (only in the video) wife fighting and her packing her bags. It also shows them having sexual activity.
|US Billboard Hot 100||73|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||36|
- Ascap entry for song Accessed 21 June 2011 ASCAP
- Coyne, Kevin John (2005-12-038-01-25). "Dierks Bentley - "Trying to Stop Your Leaving"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
- "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008.