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.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.

More Riffs

L’Orange & Kool Keith – “The Traveler” (feat. J-Live)

Cherry Glazerr – “Sip ‘O Poison”

Class Actress – “GFE”

Black Milk – “Story and Her”

The Blackbyrds – “City Life”

Eminem – “Phenomenal”

Alpine – “Damn Baby”

Foals – “What Went Down”

Bilal – “Money Over Love”

Damien Rice – “Hypnosis”