This song was written by Ken back in the early 90′s. It was about when the phone rang at quarter of three in the morning. His finance answered the phone and it was this guy she had been getting very close with while at work. Ken thought it odd that someone would call at this time and when he started asking questions, she kept avoiding the subject.
Of course, that relationship was not going anywhere very quickly, so in order to get the problem off his chest, so to speak, he decided to put it into a song and write about it while it was still fresh in his mind.
When Ken moved from Florida to Charlotte, NC in the summer of 2011, while he was unpacking some music books and tapes, he stumbled upon this song which he completely forgot ever writing. Imagine his surprise when he played the tape and heard the song written some 20 years earlier.
Ken recently remixed the song with drums, piano, bass, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, 6-string guitar, and of course singing with himself in harmony on one of the tracks. “It came out pretty good…better than I imagined. I was just having fun with it and it showed in the song. If you notice at the end, there is whistling just before the tape ends”. Ken states that the whistling was a sign that time goes on and he whistled because it was such a catchy beat.
You can listen to it here: http://www.kenmenard.com/iwontgiveitanothertry.html
Some may say that this song can be referred to many other relationship that do not end well. That may be, but this song was written almost 20 years ago and still rings a familiar issue in many other people’s lives even today.