The guys of Rascal Flatts have rewound time, found someone to be their payback, and are now ready to start a riot. With its new single, “Riot,” the country music trio dials it back a bit and croons about the epic battle between head and heart during a breakup.
Employing the distinct vocals of Gary LeVox, lead singer of the award-winning group, Rascal Flatts sings about that awful, unwelcomed day if a true love ever slipped away and how the one left behind would respond to the loss. It is unclear from the song whether she is considering leaving and he is trying to hold on, or if he is simply and painfully anticipating that day could come. Regardless of the scenario, if a man sang “Riot” to me, I would have second thoughts about slamming the door.
The chorus of “Riot,” that would keep most women from saying goodbye, goes:
There would be a riot, breakin’ of my heart, I’d try to fight it, I could go out every night but I’d be lyin’ if I said I could live and breathe without you. There’d be a lot of lonely wishin’ and prayin’ that you would hold me. I would do most anything baby if only you would come back to me, come back to me. There would be a riot.
Typically Rascal Flatts, this single is a masterful piece of art with gorgeous lead vocals, seamless harmonies, endearing lyrics, and a beautiful melody. While the entire Rewind album is filled with potential single releases, Rascal Flatts hit the nail on the head with this selection.
Listen to Rascal Flatts “Riot” here:
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