About The Race Is On

"The Race Is On" is a song composed by Don Rollins and also made a hit on the country music charts by George Jones and also on the pop and basic listening charts by the unassociated Jack Jones. (This is not the Don Rollins that co-wrote "It"s Five O"Clock Somewhere" for Alan Jackchild and also Jimmy Buffett.) George"s version was the initially single released from his 1965 album of the exact same name. Released as a solitary in September 1964, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1965. Jack"s variation topped Billboard"s Easy Listening chart and got to number 15 on the Hot 100 the exact same year. The two recordings linked to reach number 12 on the Cashbox charts, which merged all covers of the same song in one listing and also thus provided George Jones his just top-40 hit.


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The song uses thoroughbred equine racing as the metaphor for the singer"s romantic relationships.even more »


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I feel tears wellin" upCold and deep insideLike my heart"s sprung a large breakAnd a stab of loneliness sharp and also painfulThat I may never before shakeNow, you can say that I was takin" it hardBecause you created me off with a callBut do not you wager that I"ll hide the sorrowWhen I might break ideal dvery own and also bawlNow the race is onAnd right here comes pride up the backstretchHeartaches are goin" to the insideMy tears are holdin" backThey"re tryin" not to fallMy heart"s out of the runnin"True love"s scratched for another"s sakeThe race is on and also it looks favor heartacheAnd the winner loses allOne day I ventured in loveNever once suspectin"What the last outcome would certainly beHow I stayed in are afraid of wakin" up each mornin"And findin" that you"re gone from meThere"s ache and also pain in my heartFor now was the one I hated to faceSomebody new came approximately win herAnd I came out in second placeNow the race is onAnd here comes pride up the backstretchHeartaches are goin" to the insideMy tears are holdin" backThey"re tryin" not to fallMy heart"s out of the runnin"True love"s scratched for another"s sakeThe race is on and it looks like heartachesAnd the winner loses all

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George Jones George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer well-known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and also phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. even more »