Story Behind the Song: Rachel Wammack, ‘Something People Say’
Rachel Wammack's "Something People Say" examines how the phrase "I love you" can turn meaningless after distance comes between two people in a relationship, because one of them moved away and they grew apart. Biting lyrics over Wammack's contemplative piano playing make for an emotional ballad listeners want to keep on repeat; the singer truly shows off her chops on this track.
Wammack co-wrote "Something People Say" with Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, inspired by a relationship of her own. Read on to learn the story behind the song, as told by Wammack to The Boot on the red carpet at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.
I dated this guy for a long time, and then we broke up for a while. Then I saw him again, and he asked me, "Do you wanna catch up and get lunch over the weekend?"
[He] never hit me up after he said that. I guess it was a bummer after not seeing each other for so long.