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About The Song

“You Know Just What I’d Do”. Released in 1979 on their album “Diamond Duet”, this song transcends the typical light-hearted fare often associated with country music. Here, we enter a realm of unwavering devotion and the depths of love’s resilience. Twitty and Lynn paint a picture of a love that has weathered storms, raising questions that challenge the very foundation of their bond.

The beauty of the song lies in its simplicity. The lyrics, penned by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster, are straightforward, devoid of flowery metaphors. Yet, they resonate with a raw honesty that cuts straight to the heart. The melody, a gentle waltz, complements the lyrics perfectly, creating a tapestry of vulnerability and unwavering commitment.

“You Know Just What I’d Do” opens with a poignant scenario – what if they lost everything? Would their love falter in the face of financial hardship? Lynn poses the question, her voice laced with a hint of trepidation, “If we lost all we had/Would I walk your rocky road/Take a different path?” Twitty’s response is immediate and unwavering, “You know just what I’d do,” his rich baritone a testament to his enduring love.

The song delves deeper, exploring themes of forgiveness and compassion. Lynn contemplates a scenario where a child is born out of wedlock, a situation that would have been heavily stigmatized in the country music world of that era. Twitty’s response, “You know just what I’d do,” reiterates his unwavering commitment to their love and his willingness to face societal disapproval.

“You Know Just What I’d Do” doesn’t shy away from the complexities of love. It acknowledges past hurts, symbolized by the “scar” Lynn sings about. Yet, the song ultimately celebrates the power of forgiveness and the unwavering belief that true love can heal all wounds.

This duet is a masterclass in vocal interplay. Twitty and Lynn don’t simply sing together; their voices weave a tapestry of shared emotions. Lynn’s vulnerability is perfectly balanced by Twitty’s reassuring strength. Together, they create a powerful testament to a love that endures through thick and thin. So, sit back, relax, and let “You Know Just What I’d Do” wash over you, a timeless ballad that reminds us of love’s enduring strength.