Learning to Live Again

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"Learning to Live Again"
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Single by Garth Brooks
from the album The Chase
B-side "Walkin' After Midnight"[1]
Released January 25, 1993
Format CD Single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 4:06 (album version)
Label Liberty 57894
Writer(s) Don Schlitz, Stephanie Davis
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"Somewhere Other Than the Night"
"Learning to Live Again"
"That Summer"

"Learning to Live Again" is a song written by Don Schlitz and Stephanie Davis, and recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks. It was released in January 1993 as the third single from his album, The Chase and his sixteenth overall. This song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, and reached number 5 on Canada's RPM country chart. This song is included on The Ultimate Hits collection.


The song is a ballad, in which the narrator describes feelings of alienation and isolation after a tough breakup and not dating for a while. His friends then set him up on a double date at a little cafe. He feels very out of place but is getting along with his date. She asks him to dance but he's forgotten her name. The chorus describes how learning to live as a single man is killing him. When they are saying goodnight on her porch, he kisses her on the cheek and gets the courage to ask if he can see her again. It is revealed that she is learning to live again also, but he doesn't know it. She says, "We'll See".

Chart positions[edit]

"Learning to Live Again" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 6, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 79
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 46


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1732." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 1, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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