From the recording Home

Try just a little too hard - The 2nd song on The Boxtones new album "Home"

Try just a little too hard is a song that tells the story of someone who is always trying too hard to impress someone else, who doesn't seem to care. The perspective of the songwriter is trying to give advice to the person who always tries too hard, and that they should just learn to shine on their own and stop trying to impress those who don't see them for who they really are.