Tim McGraw Shares Photo-Filled ‘Top of the World’ Lyric Video
Shot in black and white, the lyric video shows McGraw, donning a fitted T-shirt and ripped jeans, looking through piles of Polaroid pictures. There are several large trunks of gear around him, and while the location is stark -- just McGraw and gear racks -- the memories portrayed in the Polaroids are rich and full. The song's lyrics show up on the gear trunks and are scrawled in permanent marker on the Polaroids as McGraw flips through them, and photos of his wife, Faith Hill, his daughters, his parents and himself are all shown in a visual journal of sorts to go along with the video.
In "Top of the World," the lyrics reflect the deep attachment McGraw has for his loved ones. He sings, “‘Cause when ya got love like we got love / I’m holding onto heaven, holding onto you / When you got one like I got one / Anywhere you’re looking, it’s a hell of a view."
The song is from McGraw's forthcoming record, which he hopes will be ready by the end of the year.
“I think music is always a progression — it kind of shows where you’ve gone, where you’re at and where you’re going. And that’s what I try to do with my music. Art reflects life, life reflects art — you know the old saying. And that’s certainly true when you’re making music, just about as much as anything,” he says. “Music sort of puts you in a place in time. All I try to do is get better in the studio and get better as an artist, get better as a communicator and try to please myself as much as anything.”
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