Loretta Lynn – “Everything It Takes” (Feat. Elvis Costello)

James Rettig | January 14, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Country great Loretta Lynn (who was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame last year) will release her first album containing new material in over a decade this coming March. Full Circle will see her revisiting some of her biggest hits and feature a few new compositions, one of which is “Everything It Takes,” a duet with Elvis Costello.

“I wrote ‘Everything It Takes’ real fast,” Lynn told Rolling Stone. “I probably wrote it in 30 minutes. Sometimes I can write a song real fast, and sometimes it’ll take me two, three days. And I get so aggravated that I’ll probably lay it down and go back to it later. But that song came easy. I’ll come up with the title first and, when I come up with the title, I always know I got a good title.”

Of her collaboration with Costello (who had no hand in writing the track, only singing), she had this to say:

We sat down in the studio to write a song. I had a piece of paper and a pencil, and he had a computer. So we looked at one another like, ‘What’s going to come out of this?’ He was laughing about it, but I didn’t think it was funny because that’s the way I write all my songs. When I write a song, I don’t want to be on a computer. […] The first time I heard Elvis sing since that day was on the record. I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t even there when we did it but we did a good job.

Listen below.

Full Circle is out 3/4,