Song Lyric Sunday – Blank Sheet of Paper by Tim McGraw

I had a hard time picking one for this week’s theme.  I just have too many guilty pleasures, it seems, but I finally settled on one I haven’t heard in a while and one that seems to fit my circumstances to a certain degree right now.

But first, I need to tell you the guilty pleasure part of it.  I fell in love with Country Music during high school, but back in the late eighties to early nineties, it so wasn’t cool.  I didn’t tell many people that I listened to it and when I did, I was laughed at.  I still find myself listening to it once in a while.  It’s relaxing and some of the stories they tell are heartbreaking and breathtaking, just like this one.

I know how hard it is to say you’re sorry; I’ve drafted many such letters in my life.  But I think it’s probably even harder to write that letter or say those words knowing they will never be enough to take away a lifetime of pain.  Sitting from the other side of things, I suppose it should help that I didn’t get a blank page, it should…  I can only wonder how many are left blank.

I think the lyrics are so brilliant.  Who thinks of writing a song from the perspective of a piece of paper?  I think my favorite line has to be “There’s a tear in his eye, that refuses to fall.  If it would land on me, that would say it all…”  I’ve always loved Tim McGraw’s voice and I can honestly say he will always be at the top of my list when it comes to Country Music.

I hope you enjoy!

Blank Sheet of Paper by Tim McGraw
Written by Don Schlitz and the Warren Brothers
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

I am just a blank sheet of paper
This fool’s about to write you a letter
To tell you that he’s sorry
For the way he did you wrong
To ask for your forgiveness
For leavin’ you alone

He’s been lookin’ down at me
Seems like forever
He takes the top on and off his pen
It’s like he can’t decide
Just what he wants to say
If he’d just tell the truth
I’d be on my way

But he just stares at me
I just stare at him
He don’t know where to start
To say he doesn’t want it to end
Now its one hour later
And I’m still a blank sheet of paper

The sunlight is shinin’ through the curtains
He’s almost asleep pen in hand
There’s a tear in his eye
That refuses to fall
If it would land on me
That would say it all

But he just stares at me
I just stare at him
He don’t know where to start
To say he doesn’t want it to end
Now it’s four hours later
I am still a blank sheet of paper

And he just stares at me
And I just stare at him
He don’t know where to start
To say he wants it back again
Now, one broken heart later
I am still a blank sheet of paper

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10 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Blank Sheet of Paper by Tim McGraw

  1. What a powerful song. It never is easy to apologize. But when I do I feel so much better. Thanks for your song lyric Sunday!! Songs have powerful words to comfort the soul.

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  2. “Oh for the days we wrote letters! My pages like that were always scrawled, crossed out, other words inserted, until I tossed it in the pile with the other attempts. An email, text or tweet just isn’t the same. Thanks for sharing, and yes, there is country music I like — some of the old school stuff even. So I guess I do have a guilty music pleasure after all,” she :)’d. “Thanks for sharing.”

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  5. I am not much of a country music fan but the lyrics are always so beautiful…like hearing poetry from the heart. This is a beautiful song…I miss writing and especially receiving letters by snail mail. I used to write 10 page letters and today if I get even a card int he mail, I put on the kettle to make myself a cuppa before sitting down to enjoy the written words.

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