You Win Again
Hank Williams Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

The news is out, all over town
That you've been seen, a-runnin' 'round
I know that I should leave, but then
I just can't go, you win again

This heart of mine, could never see
What everybody knew but me
Just trusting you was my great sin
What can I do, you win again

I'm sorry for your victim now
'Cause soon his head, like mine will bow
He'll give his heart, but all in vain
And someday say, you win again

You have no heart, you have no shame
You take true love, and give the blame




I guess that I, should not complain
I love you still, you win again

Overall Meaning

In 'You Win Again,' Hank Williams tells the story of a love triangle, where the singer has lost his lover to someone else, who is taking advantage of her fondness for him. Although the singer acknowledges what's going on, he is powerless to stop it, and he is left alone, with only his regret and sorrow for falling for the wrong person.


The first verse sets the scene. Williams has learned that his lover is seeing someone else, and though he knows he should leave her, he finds it hard to do so. In the second verse, he admits that he was blind to the fact that everyone else knew about the affair except him. He confesses that his mistake was trusting her entirely. In the chorus, he states how he is conceding defeat to his competitor, as he falls victim to the other's betrayal. In the third verse, Williams warns the other person's new love that he is just like him, and he, too, will soon bow to their deception. In the final verse, Williams confronts his lover, telling her she has no heart, is shameless and takes true love without any responsibility. Though hurt, he can't resist her, and he loves her still, admitting she's won again.


Line by Line Meaning

The news is out, all over town
Rumors that you're cheating on me have spread


That you've been seen, a-runnin' 'round
People have seen you with someone else


I know that I should leave, but then
I understand I ought to go away from you, but


I just can't go, you win again
My love for you is too strong that I can't leave you


This heart of mine, could never see
I was blinded and didn't realize


What everybody knew but me
That you're unfaithful and everyone else knew but me


Just trusting you was my great sin
My biggest error was to believe in your loyalty


What can I do, you win again
I'm helpless, and you always come out on top


I'm sorry for your victim now
I pity the person you're currently deceiving


'Cause soon his head, like mine will bow
He will face the same fate as me soon enough


He'll give his heart, but all in vain
He will offer his love to you without success


And someday say, you win again
Eventually, he will admit that you defeated him


You have no heart, you have no shame
You're heartless and have no guilt


You take true love, and give the blame
You betray true love and blame it on others


I guess that I, should not complain
It's not unexpected, so I shouldn't protest


I love you still, you win again
Despite everything, my love for you remains, and you keep winning




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hank Williams, Sr

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

San Anto

The sad part is that you can feel the pain in Hank's voice singing songs like this. It's almost as if he knew life would be short. Love you Hank, RIP.

Mark Smith

The poor man. Rest easy Hank.

gary brockwell

Yes bruver but coz truth is truly truth🙏🗣️👍🇬🇧💯 we
Still miss you Hank💞 GOD 🙏 BLESS.......

The_impersonater-Of-The_Non-Existent

Hehe 29

The_impersonater-Of-The_Non-Existent

​@Mark Smith you all mistreat the soul acting like they are their body. You Disrespect the body by crying for yourselves saying you miss them, telling not only yourself but them as well, that they are no longer here...

Danny Henderson

I agree

2 More Replies...

cynthia genaille

i can sit here and listen to his music all day i just love his voice

Davidcooker

Hello,how are you doing?

Rene Gordon

@Davidcooker me 2

cokerg2003

Lord have mercy - how much heart can one man put into a song?

More Comments

More Versions