Number 37405

Album: Two Lanes of Freedom (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This sad, piano-based ballad is a regret-laden take on consequences that finds McGraw detailing the story of a singer-turned prison inmate. "It's a movie, that song," said McGraw to Billboard magazine. "'The ol' judge on the bench said son your life's got consequences.'" It had to have some gravitas. You just had to let that song talk. (Songwriter) Tom Douglas' voice had to come through on that."
  • McGraw told Billboard regarding the song's extended coda, "My whole process that one was after that last line I wanted people to have time to think and absorb the whole situation. Where does he go? What does he think about? What does the whole thing feel like?"

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