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Exclusive: Sara Evans Discusses Meaning Behind ‘I Don’t Trust Myself’

“There’s almost nothing sexier than forbidden love and someone that you want, but you can’t have," Evans explained about the song.

Exclusive: Sara Evans Discusses Meaning Behind ‘I Don’t Trust Myself’
Sara Evans; Photo credit: Kristin Barlowe

Even when love messes with your mind, Sara Evans understands that sometimes you just have to follow your heart even throughout the weary times.

Taking that message to the lyrics of “I Don’t Trust Myself” on her new record, Words, Evans empathizes with the lead character in the track who decides to take the plunge on an uncommitted love despite the fact she may hurt herself in the end. While the decision may not shine as a wise one, the country singer understands that the heart wants what it wants despite the treacherous fate ahead.

“There’s almost nothing sexier than forbidden love and someone that you want, but you can’t have. So ‘I  Don’t Trust Myself’ is her knowing that this guy is bad for her and she absolutely shouldn’t call him, definitely shouldn’t go to his house, shouldn’t tweet him or look at his Facebook, nothing. She needs to just forget about him because she doesn’t trust herself,” Evans explained in the clip premiered on Sounds Like Nashville.

As tempting as it may sound to fall back into the routine of finding love in the wrong place, Evans understands where the woman comes from as the pull of a hidden and messy relationship draws near and dear to many hearts.

“I Don’t Trust Myself” is just one of the 14 tracks on Evans’ upcoming release that sets out to show her most personal side yet within her reflective lyrics. Bringing together some of her closest family members as background vocalists and highlighting the female empowerment behind country music with women writers featured throughout the collection, Evans hopes her forthcoming project takes a step forward in a positive direction for strength and dignity.

Sara Evans’ latest album, Words, is set to release on July 21.