Third World Woman

Album: Somewhere Down The Road (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • On this acoustic blues number Grant contrasts Western affluence with worldwide poverty. She told Christianity Today the story behind the song: "The idea for 'Third World Woman' began in Washington several years ago when I was at a meeting for the Red Cross. They were talking about what's needed—vaccines, food—and how important it is for women to carry the banner for the women on the other side of the world. Flash forward to summer of 2008; Chris Eaton and I are working on a song for my Christmas album, 'I Need a Silent Night.' which is about the craziness of shopping and all the merchandising. While writing, the television was on, showing footage of poverty overseas. I just sang out, 'What if I were that mother staring from my TV?' Chris and I wrote the song just as a chant, but didn't finish it that day because we had a deadline for the Christmas song."

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