We Tell Ourselves

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"We Tell Ourselves"
Single by Clint Black
from the album The Hard Way
B-side "There Never Was a Train"
Released June 22, 1992
Genre Country
Length 4:39
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Clint Black
Hayden Nicholas
Producer(s) James Stroud
Clint Black
Clint Black singles chronology
"Where Are You Now"
"We Tell Ourselves"
"Burn One Down"

"Where Are You Now"
"We Tell Ourselves"
"Burn One Down"

"We Tell Ourselves" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Clint Black. It was released in June 1992 as the first single from Black's album The Hard Way. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in August 1992, behind "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks and Dunn[1] and also number-one on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] It was written by Black and Hayden Nicholas.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Black gives "an impassioned reading of these savvy, introspective lyrics about fooling yourself." She goes on to say that the tone of the production is "both imaginative and energetic." [3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger and premiered in mid-1992.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 14
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 5


  1. ^ Clint Black Chart History
  2. ^ RPM Country Tracks
  3. ^ Billboard, July 4, 1992
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1975." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 5, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Clint Black Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.

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