February 22

Skeeter Davis’ Answer Song to Hank Locklin’s “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”

Falling in love with someone who’s in a relationship is certainly something we can’t ever accept. Even though the relationship is already on the rocks, or has grown cold, it is just wrong to be with someone who is already married.

Hank Locklin’s “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”

In 1960, Hank Locklin released a famous song “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” which reached the top of the country chart. His song is about a man who confesses how he feels for a woman. He was asking for help because the love he has for her is forbidden. He’s in a relationship with somebody else. The sad part is that he took a vow with that other person. Now he’s asking his recent lover to help him.

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Photo Credit: Hank Locklin/ allmusic.com

Skeeter Davis’ Answer Song

Finally, she gave him an answer. Skeeter Davis released an answer song to Hank Locklin’s single. “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too” was released on the same year. Davis’ single reached number two on the Billboard country chart. Furthermore, her single crossed over to the Billboard pop chart at number thirty-nine.

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Photo Credit: Skeeter Davis/ Official Facebook Page

“(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too” is a track from Skeeter Davis second studio album Here’s the Answer. Her album contains covers of songs and answer songs in the history of country music. Some recordings are original ones such as her answer song “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too.”

“(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too:” Content

Her character in the song answers the narrator who asks her to help him as he had fallen in love with her. She finally tells him that she can’t do anything at all as she feels the same way too. There is nothing they both can do, and instead of trying to run away together, she painfully tells him to be with his wife.

We could never be happy
Living in sin
Our love’s a temptation
But we just can’t win


Skeeter Davis

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