“You Always Hurt The One You Love” is one of the saddest songs ever created. With its lyrics saying
“You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all,”
“You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can’t recall.”
Indeed, it is painful. Despite the words and lyrics, the song is still relaxing as it gives a mellow sound. Perhaps, you’ll forget what the song means if you focus on the soothing voices of Willie Nelson and Brenda Lee.
Allan Roberts and Doris Fischer are the people behind the words and lyrics of “You Always Hurt The One You Love.” It has been recorded by various artists over the years including Moon Mullican with Cliff Bruner, The Mills Brothers, and Connie Francis. In country music, most notable versions were from Willie Nelson and Brenda Lee.
You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all
Always take the sweetest rose and crash it till the petals fall
You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can’t recall
So if I broke your heart last night it’s because I love you most of all
And you always break the kindest heart…
The song is part of Nelson’s album “Moonlight Becomes You.” It was released on February 15, 1994, and it was his 45th studio album under Justice Records.
Willie Hugh Nelson, born on April 29, 1933. He is widely known as one of the best and most recognized artists in country music. Also, Nelson is an author, poet, actor, and activist.
Moreover, he is one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a response to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
On the other hand, Brenda Lee released her cover in on February 12, 1962. It was part of her album “Sincerely, Brenda Lee.” Additionally, it was Lee’s 6th studio album under Decca Records.
Furthermore, Brenda Lee is known as “Little Miss Dynamite” because of her petite size and after recording the song “Dynamite.”
Brenda Mae Tarpley born on December 11, 1944, one of the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music. Also, she had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Ray Charles.
Lee was best known in the United States for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry” and 1958 “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” the United States Christmas standard for almost 60 years.
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