David Ball performs “Thinkin’ Problem” on Country’s Family Reunion.

He reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and on July 25, 1994, he would arrive at number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts.

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Thinkin’ Problem:

Single cover David Ball ( Warner 1994 )
Single cover David Ball ( Warner 1994 )

Song written by David Ball, Allen Shamblin & Stuart Ziff, was recorded by David Ball in January 1994, for the Warner label, with the production of Blake Chancey, was released on March 28, 1994. He reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and on July 25, 1994, he would arrive at number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts.

The song was included in David’s second studio album, Thinkin ‘Problem (Warner 1994), the release album on June 14, 1994, reached number # 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums and number # 3 in Canadian RPM Country Albums.The album was certified platinum in USA and Canada.



Cd cover David Ball ( Warner 1994 )
Cd cover David Ball ( Warner 1994 )

“Thinkin’ Problem” is a moderate rhythm with electric guitar, pedal guitar and violin accents. In it, the male narrator states that he has a “thinking problem” (thought of as a game with the term “problem with drinking”) because he is constantly thinking about his previous significant other, despite numerous attempts to stop smoking . The song begins with the famous phrase “Yes, I admit it, I have a problem of thought”, with the last syllable of the word “admit”.





David Ball – Thinkin’ Problem Lyrics

Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
She’s always on my mind
Her memory goes round and round
I’ve tried to quit a thousand times
Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
Fill the glass up to the top
I’ll start with loving her
But I don’t know when to stop

[Verse 1]
I wake up and right away
Her name is on my lips
Once the memories start to flow
I can’t stop with just one sip

[Chorus]
Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
She’s always on my mind
Her memory goes round and round
I’ve tried to quit a thousand times
Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
Fill the glass up to the top
I’ll start with loving her
But I don’t know when to stop

[Verse 2]
I keep on remembering
How good it used to be
Gettin’ stoned all alone
On my favorite memory

[Chorus]
Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
She’s always on my mind
Her memory goes round and round
I’ve tried to quit a thousand times
Yes, I admit I’ve got a thinkin’ problem
Fill the glass up to the top
I’ll start with loving her
But I don’t know when to stop
I’ll start with lovin’ her
But I don’t know when to stop

Single David Ball ( Warner 1994 )
Single David Ball ( Warner 1994 )

Miquel Batlle
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