What I Really Meant to Say
|"What I Really Meant to Say"|
|Single by Cyndi Thomson|
|from the album My World|
|Released||March 26, 2001|
Tommy Lee James
|Producer(s)||Tommy Lee James
|Cyndi Thomson singles chronology|
"What I Really Meant to Say" is a debut song written by Cyndi Thomson, Tommy Lee James and Chris Waters. It was released in March 2001 as Thomson's debut single, as well as the lead-off single from her debut album My World. The song reached the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, giving Thomson her only Number One single on that chart. It also made her the third country music artist that year to reach Number One with a debut single.
The song is a mid-tempo mostly accompanied by acoustic guitar and mandolin, with cello and penny whistle runs. The narrator is a female who runs into a former lover, and he asks her how she is. She tells him that she is "just fine", and then tells him that she really meant to say that she was still in love with him.
In the second verse, the male lover walks away from the female, and she is hurt. She tries to fight back tears, as she watches her lover.
The music video was directed by Brent Hedgecock and premiered in early 2001.
"What I Really Meant to Say" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 31, 2001. This song also was part of the Billboard's top 100 country songs of the 2000s, coming in at number 87.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||26|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||10|
- "Singles Minded". Billboard: 81. 22 September 2001.
- Jurek, Thom. "Cyndi Thomson - My World Album Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- "Cyndi Thomson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Cyndi Thomson.
- "Cyndi Thomson – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Cyndi Thomson.
- "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
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