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Riff: Tim McGraw – “Book Of John”

Feb 4, 2013

All the Polaroids are just reminders/You can’t hold life in a three ring binder

from Book Of John lyrics by Tim McGraw

Despite previously admitting that he never really developed a strong bond with his own dad, McGraw still effectively tugs at the heartstrings on a reflective steel-laden ballad which brings a late father’s journal to life. It’s difficult to see a Facebook account ever holding the same emotive power.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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