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On January 13, 1996, country’s most promising newcomer — Faith Hill — landed at the top of the country charts with “It Matters to Me.” It was her third trip to the top spot, but her first time with a ballad.

The song, penned by Ed Hill and Mark Sanders, is one of the saddest country songs. All about a couple growing apart and falling out of love, and even worse, how it only matters to one of them. It’s a heartbreaking tale that is sadly a timeless one. But not one that Hill and her husband Tim McGraw can relate to. They were married later that year, on Oct. 6 1996, and have been living happily ever after ever since.

“It Matters to Me” was released in November 1995 as the title track from Hill’s second album.

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Full lyrics for “It Matters to Me”:

Baby, tell me where’d you ever learn


To fight without saying a word


Then waltz back into my life


Like it’s all gonna be alright


Don’t you know how much it hurts?

When we don’t talk, when we don’t touch


When it doesn’t feel like we’re even in love


It matters to me


When I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do


Don’t know if it really even matters to you


How can I make you see?


It matters to me

Maybe I still don’t understand


The distance between a woman and a man


So tell me how far it is


And how you can love like this


’Cause I’m not sure I can

When we don’t talk, when we don’t touch


When it doesn’t feel like we’re even in love


It matters to me


When I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do


Don’t know if it really even matters to you


How can I make you see?


It matters to me

Oh, when I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do


Don’t know if it really even matters to you


How can I make you see?


Oh, it matters to me


Oh, it matters to me


It matters to me

Alison makes her living loving country music. She’s based in Chicago, but she’s always leaving her heart in Nashville.

@alisonbonaguro