SULPHUR, Okla. (KTEN) — Sulphur native TJ Todd spent his high school years on the football field, and it's one part of his new song entitled "This Ole Town."

Todd wrote the song as a beacon of hope for the people of Sulphur in the wake of the April 27 tornado that ripped through his town and on to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, where the monkey tree is located.

Todd mentions various aspects of the City of Sulphur in his song, which, he said, took him less than 10 minutes to write.

"I woke up in the morning and it kind of just came to me," he said. "It's one of those type of songs that happens once every so often. It was a very emotional song for me; I was emotional the whole time writing it."

This town's always been Superman, but it got nicked by some kryptonite. 

"When I think of this town, I just think of it — to be honest — at a high level and very strong in the community," Todd said. "I just wanted to use the word 'nicked' — not 'hit' or 'put down' — because we're going to come right back up, I promise you." 

He hopes to be able to use his music to lift the spirits of the people, who we hear time and time again, will bounce back better than ever.

"He actually had called me and he was still in tears," said Toby Todd, TJ's father. "He said, 'Dad, I can't quit crying; I really love this song. It means a lot, and I'm going to drive home tomorrow, and I want to play it live for you, for you and mom.' He was very emotional when he wrote it, but rightfully so."

Well, an EF-4 ain't close to tearing us down in this ole town.

"I wanted to be able to lift spirits, you know ... and that's the main reason I released this song," TJ Todd said. "It's really humbling, in a way of maybe starting the process of a little bit of healing. And so I'm glad that it's speaking to people."

You can listen to "This Ole Town" on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Amazon, and iTunes, as well as other platforms.