Words Are Medicine

Album: Sundown Heaven Town (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This Tom Douglas, David Hodges and Zac Maloy penned song finds McGraw preaching positivity. The singer told Taste of Country he believes this is the most important cut on his Sundown Heaven Town album. "I just think that that's a special song," McGraw explained. "It stands out in the world that we live in today. Words can be so vitriolic and people can be so mean in what they say."

    "Just because you misspeak sometimes doesn't mean that's what you meant, and we don't have to take it that way," the Nashville star added. "Let yourself not take it that way from time to time, because words can heal and words can make a difference in somebody's life. One word you say to somebody can make a difference in their life for the rest of their life. So I think that song just sort of speaks to where the world is now, what we need it to be and how we need to approach each other."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"They're Playing My Song

As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career?

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.