Darius Rucker Shows His Vulnerable Side on 'If I Told You'

Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker pours out his insecurities on his latest song. "If I told you that the mess that I can be when there's no one that I see, could you look the other way? Could you love me anyway?"

"I always tell people, the first time I heard [The Black Crowes'] 'She Talks to Angels,' those lyrics did something to me," Rucker said in a statement. "I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, South Carolina, before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt's Home Plate, and trying to write 'She Talks to Angels' for Bonnie Raitt. 'Let Her Cry' just poured out. For me, 'If I Told You' inspired me like 'Angels' -- it's not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line. It moves me to want to not only sing along, but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective."

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"If I Told You" was co-written by Ross Copperman, Jon Nite, and Shane McAnally. Copperman also produced the track. Listen below: