Sugarland Drops Poignant “Tuesday’s Broken” [Listen]

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Sugarland just dropped a new song that addresses some tough topics relevant to today's society. Listen to "Tuesday's Broken" here!

Country music duo Sugarland‘s new song “Tuesday’s Broken” touches upon tough topics impacting today’s society— school violence and online bullying. Written in response to the recent rash of heartbreaking school shootings and persistent cyberbullying issues, the track hits hard.

Kristian Bush came up with the lyrics for the tune during a flight. As he read news of yet another deadly shooting, he felt he should address the issue the best way he knows how. However, he told bandmate Jennifer Nettles that they shouldn’t be the ones to write the controversial song.

She disagreed.

“She is a person who gives me courage on things that I don’t have courage on,” Bush told Taste of Country, talking about Nettles.

The track gets into the nitty-gritty of the subject quickly and does not come off as a lecture on what needs to be changed in the country. Instead, it reflects emotions of all who are affected, hitting home with listeners.

“It’s not empathy. It’s asking the right question,” Bush explained.

The chorus of the song pushes to find heart of the problem, searching for the reasons behind these painful tragedies that happen too often. “Tuesday’s Broken” will be featured on Sugarland’s upcoming album, Bigger, set to be released on June 8th.

Listen to the song below and check out the heart-wrenching lyrics!

“Tuesday’s Broken” Lyrics

Yesterday hell rain down
Another kid, another school, in another town
Think about how to tell my son
Think about that one got a gun

There are mysteries down where the blood meets the bone
The loneliness there, wouldn’t leave him alone
But what if we try to reach him with words
What if we looked in his eyes and asked “Where does it hurt?”
Would he find all he was worth?
Monday was hoping
But Tuesday’s broken

On the bed, feet up on the wall
Her eyes are red, and wet, and she wants to end it all
Easy to be mean on the screen, cowards call you names
She reads the lies and multiplies the hurt and shame
Man, it’s a numbers game

There are mysteries down where the blood meets the bone
The loneliness there, it won’t leave her alone
But what if we try to reach her with words
What if we looked in her eyes and asked “Where does it hurt?”
Would she find all she was worth?
Monday was hoping
But Tuesday’s broken

Like voices, won’t make a sound
We keep missing changes to turn it around
If somebody’s hurting right now
Open your mouth

What if we try to reach them with words
What if we looked in their eyes and asked “Where does it hurt?”
Would they find all they were worth?
Monday was hoping
Don’t leave it unspoken
But Tuesday’s broken

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