Don't Kick The Chair

  • First season The Voice runner-up Dia Frampton wrote most of the lyrics for her solo debut album, Red. This song started with an lyrical idea she had before it was fleshed out by Mike Busbee (Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights") and Julie Frost (Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough").
  • Frampton explained to The Boot that the song title is a phrase that she and her sisters throw, "around at home when we're complaining about something when, on the other hand, it's a beautiful day outside." She continued: "In other words, 'don't kick the chair' is another way of saying, 'don't give up,' because you can't have the highs without the lows, and there's no use in getting down about something for too long. You got to start pushing forward at some point."
  • The song features a rapped interlude by Kid Cudi: "It was a pleasure having Kid Cudi on this song," she told The Boot. "I'm a fan of his work and also am very happy with the positive lyrics he created. This song has a dark undertone, but overall, I wanted it to be optimistic."

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