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Eric Church's 'Kill a Word' Inspires Us to Forget the Negativity

If you are already an Eric Church fan, "Kill a Word" is sure to please because it has such a distinct Church sound. The melody is upbeat, and the message of the song revolves around the negative words we hear in our lives, and how they affect us.

The duet with Rhiannon Giddens from Carolina Chocolate Drops was released in August 2016 as a single off Church's 2015 album Mr. Misunderstood. The country singer co-wrote the song with Luke Dick and Jeff Hyde. "Kill a Word" was a follow-up to "Record Year," which was the country music singer's seventh number one hit.

Church performed this song at the 2016 CMAs alongside Giddens, the same night he won Album of the Year.

In today's world, it is definitely too bad that we can't "turn 'lies' and 'hate' to 'love' and 'truth'." If we could, the world would be a better place.

 

 

"Kill a Word" Lyrics

If I could kill a word and watch it die

I'd poison never, shoot goodbye

Beat regret when I felt I had the nerve

Yeah, I'd pound fear to a pile of sand

Choke lonely out with my bare hands

I'd hang hate so that it can't be heard

If I could only kill a word

I'd take brokenness out back

And break heartbreak, stand there and laugh

Right in its face while shootin' it the bird

I'd put upset down in its place

I'd squeeze the life out of disgrace

Lay over under six cold feet of dirt

If I could only kill a word

Give me sticks, give stones

Bend my body, break my bones

Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue

'Cause you can't unhear, you can't unsay

But if were up to me to change

I'd turn lies and hate to love and truth

If I could only kill a word

I'd knock out temptation's teeth

I'd sever evil, let it bleed

Then light up wicked, stand and watch it burn

I'd take vice and I'd take vile

And tie 'em up there with hostile

Hang 'em high and leave 'em for the birds

If I could only kill a word

So give me sticks, give stones

Bend my body, break my bones

Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue

'Cause you can't unhear, you can't unsay

But if were up to me to change

I'd turn lies and hate to love and truth

If I could only kill a word

If I could only kill a word

 

This post was originally published on August 3, 2016. 

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