Tenille Townes’ “Jersey On The Wall” Packs an Emotional Punch

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Tenille Townes’ “Jersey On The Wall” is extremely relatable if you have ever experienced an unexpected loss. Listen to the song here!

Country music singer-songwriter Tenille Townes’ new song “Jersey On The Wall” has debuted. The track comes from Townes’ forthcoming full-length debut album, which also features “White Horse,” “I Kept The Roses,” and lead single “ Somebody’s Daughter.”

“This song, and its permission to ask God the hard questions, is so important to me. I think it’s in conversation, and in stepping into that vulnerable place, where we find the healing we might be looking for. This was inspired by an incredible group of people in Grand Manan that I had the pleasure of getting to know. They had just been through a horrible tragedy where five students from their high school had gotten into an accident and one of those students, Danielle, passed away. I kept in touch with that community and went back for the high school graduation the following year. I sat in the gym, watched Danielle’s parents award her honorarium scholarship and on the wall of the gym was Danielle’s jersey. I stared at the jersey will all kinds of questions for God. Shortly after my trip there, my best friend’s little brother passed away and after that somebody I graduated high school with was also killed in an accident. I walked into the writing session with Gordie Sampson and Tina Parole a few months later with all of my emotions and the song found us that day. I’m so grateful it did,” Tenille shares about the song.

Listen to the very thought-provoking “Jersey On The Wall” below!

 

 

“Jersey On The Wall” Lyrics

There’s a jersey on the wall
In a high-school gym in my hometown
In the corner, by the scoreboard
Where the bleacher seats fold down
Twenty-seven took the Tigers
To the finals that year
But that’s not why it’s hanging there

If I ever get to Heaven
You know I got a long list of questions
Like how do You make a snowflake?
Are You angry when the Earth quakes?
How does the sky change in a minute?
How do You keep this big rock spinnin’?
Why can’t You stop a car from crashin’?
Forgive me, I’m just askin’

I bet somewhere, there’s a yearbook
In a box under a bed
With a senior picture missin’
In Loving Memory instead
And somewhere there’s a mother
Who stopped goin’ to church
‘Cause Your plan quit makin’ sense down here on Earth

If I ever get to Heaven
You know I got a long list of questions
Like how do You make a snowflake?
Are You angry when the Earth quakes?
How does the sky change in a minute?
How do You keep this big rock spinnin’?
Why couldn’t You stop that car from crashin’?
Forgive me, I’m just askin’
Oh, I’m just sayin’
You don’t have to answer now
Oh, but some day

If I ever get to Heaven
Got a long list of questions
Like how do You make a snowflake?
Are You angry when the Earth quakes?
How does the sky change in a minute?
How do You keep this big rock spinnin’?
If You got Your hands on everythin’ that happens
Then why couldn’t You stop that car from crashin’?
Forgive me, I’m just askin’
Oh, I’m just askin’

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