Things That Matter

Album: Unstoppable (2009)
Charted: 85


  • Singer Gary LeVox contributed two co-writes to the Unstoppable album: this song, which he penned with Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney, and "Summer Nights."
  • Guitarist Joe Don Rooney told the Associated Press that one of the most emotional tunes on Unstoppable for him was this song, which talks about family and love mattering more than other things that threaten to get in the way. Rooney, whose wife gave birth to a son in 2008 explained: "It definitely hit me right in the heart having a baby. We try to look for songs like that that speak to us, because if they can speak to us we know they'll speak to a lot of other people too."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Brenda Russell

Brenda RussellSongwriter Interviews

Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The Remasters

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.

The Fratellis

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.

dUg Pinnick of King's X

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.