July 24.2015- The Story Behind The Song “Felt Good On My Lips” by Tim McGraw

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Songwriters Jim Beavers and Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers to talk about Tim McGraw‘s latest single, ‘Felt Good on My Lips.’ Jim and Brett co-wrote the song with their brothers, Brett Beavers and Brad Warren.

Jim Beavers: My brother Brett had this crazy idea that he and I should start writing with The Warren Brothers just to see what would happen. We dubbed ourselves “The Warren Beavers,” and the very first song we wrote was ‘Felt Good on My Lips.’

Brett Warren: It started with a bass riff that Jim began to play. Then we started spitting out some ideas. Brad and I started singing the “oh oh oh ah” part, and it really unfolded quickly.

Jim: I thought the song was one of the weirdest things I had ever heard. That “oh oh oh ah” part came out of nowhere, but we vowed when we started writing that we wouldn’t worry about Music Row songwriting convention. We wrote the song like a band, so the music, groove and instrumentation were as much a part of the tune as the lyrics or idea. One unusual thing was that I played bass on everything as we were writing, which I have never played in my life before. I think the unconventional approach to the writing made the songs that much more unique. We ended up going in the studio and recording all the songs pretty much live. It was a blast. Not musical perfection by any means, but vibe perfection.”

“Felt Good On My Lips” was released in September 2010 as the lead single from his compilation album Number One Hits, and has since become McGraw’s 23rd Number One hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song is also included on his 2012 release Emotional Traffic.
LYRICS: Written by Jim Beavers, Brad and Brett Warren
Said her name was a hand me down name
From the side of a family that long ago came
Over here on a boat from somewhere in Spain
Sounded to me just a little bit strange, I guess.
But I have to admit, it felt good on my lips.

She tipped the DJ to play her favorite song
A Spanish little number that was a rockin’ on strong
She grabbed me by the sleeve and said, “Let’s go and get it on”
By the second chorus I was singing right along with it
I don’t know what it meant but it felt good on my lips.

Oh oh oh I.. I wanna go crazy
You can go crazy too
Oh oh oh I.. I wanna go crazy
I wanna go crazy with you

Everybody sayin’ whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips

She ordered us a drink
It was a purple kind of pink
She said it’s got a shot of a little bit of everything
Mellow yellow umbrella for a fella like me
It was just a bit mellow for me to be seen with
But I took a sip
Yeah it felt good on my lips

Oh oh oh I.. I wanna go crazy
You can go crazy too
Oh oh oh I.. I wanna go crazy
I wanna go crazy with you

Everybody sayin’ whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips

When the lights came on and they hollered last call
I was busy getting lost in her cherry lip gloss
In a little corner booth, eye to eye no talk
She leaned in close and gave me one long and wet goodnight goodbye kiss
And It felt good on my lips

Whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips
Whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips

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