About The Song

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn’s “Making Believe”. This 1988 duet settles in like a warm fire on a cold night, a testament to the enduring power of country music’s storytelling. Twitty’s smooth baritone and Lynn’s unmistakable twang weave a bittersweet tapestry of love and loss.

“Making Believe” arrived at the tail end of a collaborative career that stretched back decades. Twitty and Lynn, both legends in their own right, first found magic together in the 1960s with hits like “It’s Only Make Believe” and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.” Their voices, distinct yet perfectly complementary, resonated with audiences who saw their own struggles and triumphs reflected in the characters they brought to life.

“Making Believe” is a masterclass in country heartache. The song doesn’t shy away from the raw pain of unrequited love. The lyrics paint a picture of someone clinging to a fading dream, “Making believe that you still love me / It’s leaving me alone and so blue”. Twitty delivers these lines with a palpable ache, while Lynn provides a poignant counterpoint, embodying the yearning heart that simply can’t let go.

But “Making Believe” is more than just a lament. It’s a testament to the human spirit’s resilience. Even in the face of heartbreak, the characters find solace in the act of “making believe”. It’s a form of self-preservation, a way to hold onto a shred of hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. The song acknowledges the pain, but it also suggests a quiet dignity in accepting what cannot be changed.

“Making Believe” stands as a powerful closing chapter to Twitty and Lynn’s collaborative journey. It’s a song that lingers long after the last note fades, a reminder of the enduring power of country music to capture the complexities of the human experience. So, settle back, close your eyes, and let Twitty and Lynn take you on a journey of love, loss, and the bittersweet beauty of “Making Believe”.