This is a track from Year Of The Tiger
, a conceptual album about the death of Myles Kennedy's father from appendicitis in 1974. This song finds the singer reflecting on the effect that the tragic circumstances had on his mother.
"A lot of the songs are trying to get into my mother's head and what she might have been thinking and things she might have been struggling with as a young mother with two boys in tow," Kennedy explained to Billboard
. "So a song like 'Love Can Only Heal' illustrates how even though she had lost the love of her life was probably very lonely and there was probably a massive void, she was trying to retain a certain amount of optimism that maybe those wounds could be healed and that there's possibly somebody out there waiting in the wings to kind of pick the family back up and help us move along."