About the Song

Conway Twitty’s “How Much More Can She Stand” is a poignant country ballad that delves into the complexities of love and endurance. Released in 1969, this song showcases Twitty’s emotive vocals and his ability to convey heartfelt emotion through his music.

Written by Merle Kilgore and June Jackson, “How Much More Can She Stand” is featured on Conway Twitty’s album “To See My Angel Cry.” This album, released by Decca Records, includes a collection of tracks that explore various facets of love and heartache, with Twitty’s signature blend of traditional country and soulful balladry.

Upon its release, “How Much More Can She Stand” resonated with audiences and garnered commercial success. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, solidifying Twitty’s position as one of the leading artists in country music during the late 1960s.

With its soulful melody and poignant lyrics, “How Much More Can She Stand” captures the struggles and sacrifices inherent in relationships. Twitty’s emotive delivery brings depth and authenticity to the song, making it relatable to listeners who have experienced the challenges of love and commitment.

As one of the standout tracks on the “To See My Angel Cry” album, “How Much More Can She Stand” continues to be celebrated as a classic in Conway Twitty’s extensive discography. Its timeless appeal and universal themes ensure its enduring popularity among country music fans of all generations.

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Lyrics

There’s a devil in my body
That I just can’t satisfy
Other women haunt me
Even though I love my wife.

It’s because I really love her,
I try to save her heart with lies
But I know she knows
I can see it in her eyes.

I try to stay at home, love only her,
Play with the kids and watch T.V.
But then my mind becomes unsure
About the kind of love I need.

My reasons for cheating
There as good as lies can be
How much more can she stand
And still stand by me?

It’s so hard for me to call her
I can hardly dial the phone
I did wrong again last night,
Now I just want to go back home.

She knows that I lied,
Lord, she’ll cry where I can’t see
How much more can she stand
And still stand by me?

How much more can she stand
And still stand my me?..