Love Is A Good Thing

Album: Sheryl Crow (1996)

Songfacts®:

  • Wal-Mart stores banned this because of the line "Watch our children as they kill each other with a gun they bought at the Wal-Mart discount stores." The store refused to carry the album unless she changed the lyric. Crow refused.
  • Crow lost some sales because Wal-Mart would not carry the album, but the controversy gave the song much more exposure than it would have had otherwise.
  • Crow wrote this after reading stories about kids who bought guns in the sporting goods department of Wal-Mart. The store claimed they only sell guns to adults, and Crow was casting them in a bad light.
  • A different faster version of this song that omits the first controversial verse completely can be found in the 1996 movie Head Above Water starring Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Adrian - Brookings, SD

Comments: 3

  • Adrian from Gettysburg, PaI love how Sheryl Crow writes overt protest songs, a great homage to the 60s.
  • Darin from Dallas, TxDoes anyone know where to get the faster version from Head Above Water? That version is so much better.
  • Scott Baddwin from Edmonton, EnglandI luv this song.2nd best by her.
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