February 18

Hank Locklin Presents Us With a Song about Forbidden Love

Hank Locklin is one of the earliest stars who was known for his honky-tonk style of music. Aside from that, Locklin became also known to have one of the longest careers in RCA Victor records, and he was inducted into the prestigious Grand Ole Opry for a long time. Since he has a unique style and captivating songs, we are taking a look at one of the singles he is famously known for.

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Photo Credit: Hank Locklin/ allmusic.com

“Please Help Me, I’m Falling”

“Please Help Me, I’m Falling” became a hit song when Locklin released it as a single in February 1960. It was a song penned by Don Robertson and Hal Blair. Locklin earned his second and last number one song in his career. However, even though this was his last song to hit number one, Hank Locklin still released singles that have entered either the top 10 or 20 of the country chart.

All About the Song

This sinful song is one that you shouldn’t miss out listening to. Why sinful? Well, the narrator openly admits that he’s in love with someone else, despite being with another woman. He knew that whatever he is feeling is something that should be ended, that is why he’s trying to warn her of it.

Please help me, I’m falling
In love with you
Close the door to temptation
Don’t let me walk through

Sometimes, we don’t even know what to say about a love like this. We know it’s not right to fall in love with someone when you are in a relationship with somebody else. But, what if the person you are with seems to not care anymore for you? What if your relationship is cold and it’s only making you feel that it’s heading towards an end? This is what the man in the song is experiencing at the moment, and surely some people out there are in the same situation as the narrator.

I belong to another
Whose arms have grown cold
But I promised forever
To have and to hold

Answer Song by Skeeter Davis

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Photo Credit: Skeeter Davis/ last.fm

Like most country songs there is always an answer song. In 1960, Skeeter Davis released a single known as “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too.” Her single reached number two on the country chart. Furthermore, it secured a spot on the Hot 100 chart.

What do you think the woman said to the man who was confessing his love? We’ll find out soon. For now, enjoy this number one single of Hank Locklin.


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