Felt Good On My Lips

Album: Number One Hits (2010)
Charted: 26
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a single taken from Country singer Tim McGraw's greatest hits collection, Number One Hits. The song was written by two sets of brothers - Brett Warren and Brad Warren and Brett and Jim Beavers.
  • Jim Beavers and Brett Warren told The Boot the story behind this song:

    Jim Beavers: My brother Brett had this crazy idea that he and I should start writing with The Warren Brothers just to see what would happen. We dubbed ourselves "The Warren Beavers," and the very first song we wrote was 'Felt Good on My Lips.'

    Brett Warren: It started with a bass riff that Jim began to play. Then we started spitting out some ideas. Brad and I started singing the "oh oh oh ah" part, and it really unfolded quickly.

    Jim Beavers: I thought the song was one of the weirdest things I had ever heard. That "oh oh oh ah" part came out of nowhere, but we vowed when we started writing that we wouldn't worry about Music Row songwriting convention. We wrote the song like a band, so the music, groove and instrumentation were as much a part of the tune as the lyrics or idea. One unusual thing was that I played bass on everything as we were writing, which I have never played in my life before. I think the unconventional approach to the writing made the songs that much more unique. We ended up going in the studio and recording all the songs pretty much live. It was a blast. Not musical perfection by any means, but vibe perfection.

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