14 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Last Dollar (Fly Away) opens Tim McGraw's 2007 long-player with a bouncing, elated, feel-good mood. It was penned by Big Kenny (of Big & Rich), and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — but the tune hardly sets the tone for McGraw's ninth studio album. Most of Let It Go finds McGraw waxing weary with pensive songs and dusky ballads like "I'm Workin'," which attempts to understand the everyday weight of the blue-collar family man, or the honky-tonk rooted "Whiskey And You," another moving number that burns slowly with lyrics like "I drink 'cause I'm lonesome/ and I'm lonesome 'cause I drink," touching on how alcoholism inevitably destroys relationships. Even the slightly funky "Suspicions" is based on insecurity and a lack of self confidence, and elsewhere his lyrics admit to codependency with disturbing metaphors such as "I need you like a needle needs a vein." Things lighten up a little with "Kristofferson," where the singer longs to woo his woman with the kind of love song that Kris Kristofferson would write, and "I Need You" is a beautiful duet with McGraw's wife Faith Hill.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Last Dollar (Fly Away) opens Tim McGraw's 2007 long-player with a bouncing, elated, feel-good mood. It was penned by Big Kenny (of Big & Rich), and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — but the tune hardly sets the tone for McGraw's ninth studio album. Most of Let It Go finds McGraw waxing weary with pensive songs and dusky ballads like "I'm Workin'," which attempts to understand the everyday weight of the blue-collar family man, or the honky-tonk rooted "Whiskey And You," another moving number that burns slowly with lyrics like "I drink 'cause I'm lonesome/ and I'm lonesome 'cause I drink," touching on how alcoholism inevitably destroys relationships. Even the slightly funky "Suspicions" is based on insecurity and a lack of self confidence, and elsewhere his lyrics admit to codependency with disturbing metaphors such as "I need you like a needle needs a vein." Things lighten up a little with "Kristofferson," where the singer longs to woo his woman with the kind of love song that Kris Kristofferson would write, and "I Need You" is a beautiful duet with McGraw's wife Faith Hill.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
267 Ratings
267 Ratings
Diva Nay ,

Thanks from a Military Wife of a Deployed Soldier

I love your album, but I especially love the song "If You're Reading This"! It is a very poignant song, and hits home for alot of us, especially us military families. My husband just left on his third deployment after only getting to be home for 6 months, and now will be gone for two years. Thanks for caring about us, what these deployments do to our families and to our children, and the uncertainity we face on a daily basis. In particularly, what my seven year old son is forced to face everyday, sometimes too much for someone so very young! You are an amazing artist! Thanks again!

toiletSTORE ,

Great

I'm not a fan of Tim McGraw, much less country music, but this, I have to say was very good. The song I liked most was "If You're Reading This."

Emma Marie <3 ,

Alright

This is not his best cd ever.. however last dollar..i need you.. & if your reading this are really great songs and im sure you'll at least like them when you hear them.. give them a try..

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