We’ve all been there before, thinking rashly and not paying attention to what comes out of our mouth. There are times where they blow over, and have no effect, but sometimes we aren’t so lucky. It can end up costing you a friendship or relationship and leave you regretting your words. Up and coming Texas artist, Wynn Williams was able to cut a powerful song, Words Fly that tries to ensure we realize how our words can affect others. That little bit of self-awareness and thinking before you speak, could save you from a whole world of hurt that you’ll regret.
The old expression we are taught when we are growing up is: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
It sounds wonderful, right? I’m rubber and your glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you. However you want to put it, we are taught that words can’t hurt us like physical pain can. As we get older, we realize that those kiddie lessons are not exactly the truth. Words are powerful, and they have the ability to bring us to the highest of highs but also tear us down into deep depression. And often, we are desensitized from the effect our words can have when having online interactions. “oh it’s just online, grow thicker skin.”
I ask, why is it any different than being face-to-face?
I am not politically correct and firmly believe that adults should not be pampering their children like society does today, but there is a thing called decency. And in my mind, it’s been forgotten.
Bullying is no longer just reserved for the school playground, but rather occurs though apps like SnapChat and Facebook. Fights are filmed on cameras and shared online like it’s sport. There’s no heed to the consequences.
When I listen to Words Fly, it ties all this together in a traditional country song. The opening lyrics are of a man saying “I hate you,” which result in his lady walking out and leaving him in the dust. Soon enough, neighbors are talking all about it and it spreads like a wildfire. And naturally, stories are embellished and twisted, just like an elementary school game of telephone. As a society, we tend to desensitize ourselves from how cruel our words sound. What is even worse, is when we realize we can’t take back what we said – whether we meant them or not. And when there’s a town gossip, forget it, man. Your dirty laundry is out there for anyone hungry to hear it.
Words of encouragement go a long way – something many up-and-coming artists like Wynn Williams know all too well. Do you want to be the person that is known for being a jerk? Wouldn’t you rather be the person that motivates others to find their best self? The same goes for your family, friends, and romantic relationships. Being kind-hearted goes a long way and naturally attracts quality people in your life. Deep down, that’s what most people want, and bringing people down is not the best way to do so.
Judging by what I have noticed on Wynn William’s Spotify account, this song has resonated with his listeners. Currently sitting at just shy of 36k streams, it’s his second highest played song, behind You’ll Write Mine – a lively love song. On Wynn’s 2017 release, Words Fly, he has kept the traditional side of country intact quite nicely.
There’s not a bad song on this EP and I am excited to see where 2018 brings Wynn. His name is surely going to be brought up in increasing frequency as people hear just how solid his voice is while he shares his stories through thoughtful and great sounding country songs.
Just a Massachusetts guy supporting Texas and other independent country/Americana artists.
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