“Thought About You”
Written by Lee Thomas Miller, Brad Warren, and Brett Warren
Tim McGraw has so many inspirational songs under his belt that it places a burden on his newer attempts to wrestle with family, faith and mortality.
“Thought About You” goes in a handful of interesting directions, mostly when specific details surface like, “I saw ‘hungry’ misspelled on a cardboard sign.” But the song has no clear purpose, and never establishes why all of these seemingly random encounters and observations make him think about the person he is singing to.
Dead father? Ex-wife? New grandchild? Who knows? And does it really matter who he’s singing to in the end, when he doesn’t have much to say to them in the first place?