George Strait – “I Saw God Today”

Matt Clark | February 13th, 2008

George Strait - "I Saw God Today" Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, and Wade Kirby

After 27 years in the music business, I wouldn’t expect George Strait to be able to learn new tricks. In the 1990s, country radio fell in love with three-verse, sentimental narrative structures. The nearest Strait came to this convention was 1995’s “Check Yes or No,” a three verse love song that portrays a couple in a childhood crush, marriage, and at their twentieth anniversary. But at a time when it seemed like every country song was ending with a birth, wedding or death, Strait, even during his “Pure Country” detour, more or less stayed faithful to what had made him a star. Now, 55 number ones and a hall of fame induction after “Unwound” hit the radio, George has scored his highest-ever single debut ever with “I Saw God Today,” a heavily sentimental, lightly narrative three verse heartstring-tugger.

It’s strange to hear such a veteran artist recording a song so similar to the ones that countless failed nineties hat acts used to “launch” their short careers. It’s easy to imagine “I Saw God Today” becoming a sappy disaster in the hands of one of those amateurs, but Strait’s vocal performance makes the song listenable and the country pop lyric’s contrast to the country-western material that comprises much of Strait’s catalog actually makes this single more memorable than some stronger songs in his hits catalog.

Credit Strait for making this song interesting enough that I was actually able to appreciate a lyric that I might otherwise dismiss. It’s not great poetry and any veteran radio listener can hear the third verse “revelation” coming after about two lines, but songwriters Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby manage to craft a tender declaration of lived faith. Still, true credit is due the legendary vocalist whose performance never once loses its sincerity.

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  1. Jim Malec
    February 13, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Same song. It’s the same song that everyone else in the free world is cutting. And the worst thing about this? It comes on the heels of something as musically smart as “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls”.

    This song is pandering. This song in contrived. And did I mention we’ve heard it 30,000 times?

  2. Jenna Vercher
    February 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!

  3. hairandtoenails
    February 13, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Jim Malec — I though “Cowgirls” was musically interesting but lyrically contrived. If “I Saw God” is pandering, isn’t “Cowgirls” pandering too? It seemed to me like Cowgirls was George’s attempt to flatter half his listening audience and tell them how wonderful they are.

    George is one of my favorites, though. Even his weaker singles seem quite listenable.

  4. Mike W.
    February 14, 2008 at 4:56 am

    It’s a decent enough song, but as others have pointed out, it’s the same type of song everyone else has been cutting. Make this the second straight George Strait song he has released that I havent been crazy about. “How Bout Them Cowgirls” did NOTHING for me. “Wrapped” and “Give It Away” were two of the best songs at Country radio last year, so my hope is Georges next album will be good as well.

  5. Paul W Dennis
    February 14, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Funny thing about George Strait – I have all of his CDs but he isn’t one of my favorite singles artists. George is always listenable, never terrible and stays with the type of material he does best. I think my favorite Strait single is “Check Yes Or No” but even it is only an A-.

    Most of George’s singles are in the B to B+ range but he’s carved a very successful career doing that. Moreover, some of my favorite songs are buried on CDs (“My Infinite Love”, “Trains Make Me Lonesome”) and never pushed as singles – his CDs never disappoint

  6. Kelly
    February 14, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Thank you Hairandtoenails!! “Cowgirls” is not only contrived, but boring. the lyric’s simple elementary rhyming in the chorus is almost insulting to someone that hopes for a little more than a cheesy nursery rhyme from King George. Jim, what exactly was “musically smart” about the song that allowed Strait to rest his elbows on his guitar while performed the song live on tv?

  7. Jim Malec
    February 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    There are a number of reasons why I think “Cowgirls” is an incredible song, but this isn’t a discussion about “Cowgirls” and I don’t really want to go off on a melodic-construction tangent.

    What I will do, however, is point to a recent quote from Keith Urban, who also likes it:

    The song I’m really, really loving right now is George Strait’s “How ‘Bout them Cowgirls.” I went on iTunes and bought that album (“It Just Comes Natural”), and flying up here today, I played that song eight times in a row. It pulls me right back into all the reasons I got into country music — it just sounds like a classic song.
    (via MSN Inside Music)

    Also, let’s not talk about Strait’s “elbow resting.” That’s about the extent of his guitar playing.

  8. jenny
    February 14, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I like that Saw God song and think country’s good at singing about god in a way that’s not heavyhanded like they do in christian rock. So, yes, we’ve heard it 30,000 times but that just means we’re listening for the songs about miracles and hope and god as opposed to songs about drugs and sex and crime. There was a good cmt blog on King Georges song too. They say that these themes pop up and for the most part seem to do well, and is that the hand of god at work??? We’ll never know!

  9. Jim Malec
    February 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    What’s wrong with drugs and sex and crime? Those things are an equal part of country music heritage and they should not be forgotten.

    If I wanted a sermon, I’d listen to “The Joy FM” instead of country radio. I have no problem with songs that talk about “God”, but when half of the songs touch on that topic I have a hard time distinguishing between country and Christian music.

    And that’s why I say it’s pandering. Songs like this play to the commercial base. Songs like this are “safe” and “clean” and while we can all use a little sugar in our lives, too damn much of it will eventually make us sick.

  10. KathyP
    February 14, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    This last week I’ve heard the song 3 or 4 times while on the road. Funny thing, I don’t remember the rest of the lyrics, but when George sings “I saw God today” I believe he did. That’s what I take away. It’s not contrived or hokey to this amateur ear.

  11. mikeky
    February 15, 2008 at 8:11 am

    i actually like this song. and i find george strait to be the most bland boring country musician out there. there’s nothing about him that doesn’t bore me to tears. it just seems so photoshopped and sears-approved. but i like this song a lot. i don’t know why. eh.

  12. Kelly
    February 15, 2008 at 8:29 am

    While I think Urban is extremely talented and I dig that he has been a life-long fan of Don Williams, he also thinks highly about the songs that he has chosen for his albums. His thinly disguised adult-contemporary ditties about life being great, and just wanting to cry have little to do with this song and the music that he says in the quote “pulls him right back in to all the reasons he got into country music….”. I am sure he would tell you he loves friggin’ 4Runner if you asked him with a microphone in front of him…

  13. Matt B.
    February 15, 2008 at 9:16 am

    And just what is wrong with 4Runner? ;)

  14. Kelly
    February 15, 2008 at 9:38 am

    4Runner isnt exactly my cup of tea, but, if in fact Matt B.,

    1.)you are one of the guys from the band.
    2.)related to anyone from the band.
    3.)have worked as a roadie with the band.
    4.)or just generally feel that it is wrong to not be a fan of a band that i just dont particularly care for.

    ….then my answer to your above question is…4RUNNER RULES!!!!!!!

  15. Chris N.
    February 15, 2008 at 9:42 am

    “They say that these themes pop up and for the most part seem to do well, and is that the hand of god at work??? We’ll never know!”

    I can assure you it’s more to do with mammon.

  16. Matt B.
    February 15, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I’m none of the above. Although I liked some of their stuff and thought my wink [;)] was a give away to an attempt at humor

  17. Kelly
    February 15, 2008 at 10:19 am

    It was, but you cant be too sure these days, with all the Taylor lovers, Perfect Stranger hangers on, and Philnatics out there….it was more intended for any 4Runner message board that gets a hold of that comment and attacks this site with bloody revenge….

  18. ccf
    February 16, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I’ve been a George Strait fan for 22 years. but his music of the last 10 is turning me off to him. I keep hoping he will relase more music like his “Does FortWorth Ever Cross your mind” cd.
    This is more of a launch single for a new artist who would be a one hit wonder.

  19. Jenna Vercher
    February 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Am I the only one who this song actually touched? I was having a really bad day at work when this song came on and reminded me how lucky we are to have everything we have and not to take anything for granted. It’s a great song to me, it really hits home.

  20. ccf
    February 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Yes Strait’s new song is touching. but he is capable of picking and recording better songs.

  21. Lucas
    February 18, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I like this song, classic Strait.

  22. ccf
    February 19, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Classic Strait would be Amarillo By Morning, Does Fortworth Ever Cross Your Mind and along those lines.

  23. Kelly
    February 19, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Sorry Lucas, I have to also disagree that this song is “classic strait”. when i think classic strait i think of unique and often quirky lyrics (amarillo by morn, exes in texas, the chair, unwound, etc…) this song displays an amazingly generic and vanilla list of happy things that is “God”, hardly imaginative or original.

    Jenna: your point really brings up the argument of what makes a song great? Does a person simply relating to the lyrics make the lyrics great even if they arent even close to original?

  24. ccf
    February 19, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Kelly,

    He is an example of what I think is a great song
    “Committed to Park-view” I can’t relate to the lyrics. The images it conjuers up it is where it hooks me. I argree about your views on I saw God Tody.

  25. Kelly
    February 19, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    CCF: I dig that entire cd actually, and that song has a great back story to go along with the actual story that takes place in the song itself…

  26. ccf
    February 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    That cd came in at number 2 on my top 10 for the year.It’s a masterpiece and a great final legacy for Porter. I know the story behind the song. I don’t know if your familiar with on the artists but here is

    My top to list
    1. Everybody’s Brother: Billy Joe Shaver
    2. Wagon Master: Porter Wagoner
    3. Charlie Louvin: Charlie Louvin
    4.Idle Talk and Wicked Deeds: Flat Mountain Girls
    5 From the Cradle to the Grave: Dale Watson
    6.The Last suit you wear: Larry Sparks.
    7.In a Perfect World: Gene Watson
    8.Elizabeth Cook: Balls
    9.Volatile Baby: Back roads
    10.Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: More behind the picture than the wall

  27. Lucas
    February 20, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    You took my meaning of “classic Strait” WAY too literally. I just meant it’s what I expect from Strait. Not that it’s “Amarillo By Morning” status.

  28. Kelly
    February 20, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    okay fair enough, thats cool, but I expect a lot better from King George.

  29. Lucas
    February 20, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This is actually one of the things I like about George Strait. You know when you listen to somebody’s music and start getting sick of it? That’s never happened to me listening to Strait music.

    I don’t expect George to have big hooks, clever words every turn, etc. – I like when I can just listen to it for hours and enjoy it.

    The funny thing is, for a while I was ADDICTED to the 50 #1’s CD, so now everytime I listen to it – I can actually tell you what the next song is at the end of the previous song. I couldn’t write you a list, but if I listen to it in order I always know before the track switches. Something in your brain triggers your memory.

  30. please
    February 28, 2008 at 12:32 am

    please in this mediocre world where we consider mr strait a great singer he is so average and thats why we like him hes safe hes mediocre he brings us no harm just a simple little song to lift us up . its the same in every genre one or two greats the rest knock offs to ridicule writers (who are the real talent) or artists who’s careers fizzled out is so gay and showing your apparant lack of talent and your pile of broken dreams . jim why dont you write the next great song so we can pat you on the back!

  31. Big D
    February 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Everyone is missing the big picture with Strait. The man has been doing this for nearly 30 years…30 YEARS! Today, his image casts as large a shadow as ever over the music industry. Think of all the good careers that have come and gone since Strait began his timeless run. This is just one of many songs that no, will not change the face of the earth forever. My question to all you self indulged experts is, what current artist is making those “earth shattering singles?” George is as good as it gets in country music. He is as good today as he was yesterday and tomorrow. As your favorites come and go, I will still be listening to King George as he makes hit after hit after…

  32. ccf
    February 28, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I’ve been a Strait fan for 22 years.
    This newest single is far from earth shattering.
    Just a boring single imo. I have no doubt this will be a number one for him which maybe a reason he cut it.

  33. What
    February 28, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    King George is the man.
    His new single, I saw God today, just another #1 hit for the KING.
    I saw his concert in phil a few weeks ago he hasnt lost a thing.
    Keep singing George…the real country fans will always listen.

  34. kat
    March 5, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Get over it!!!! George is great and always will be. Just enjoy the music-especially the message within it. It may be a change of pace for him, but he’s still the best.

  35. kat
    March 5, 2008 at 10:26 am

    At least George is still country…not a pop act trying to be country or one of those American Idol people trying to be country. George has always remained true to the country music scene. Loyal fans who grew up on real country music appreciate that!!!! Go pick on Keith Urban

  36. Katrina
    March 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Well i happen to disagree with most people who have commented this song. I LOVE George Strait and ALL of his music. I dont think he has ONE song i dont like. He is the most traditional country music singer today, there is absolutly no comparison. I also happen to like “I Saw God Today” it may be something everyone else is singing, but he sings it the best, by far. I cant wait for this song to be # 1 and for his new cd to come out as well.

  37. ccf
    March 9, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I like many many artists. Some I like more than others but they all have songs that I don’t like. As far as being the traditonal singer out there. I have to say James Hand, Wayne Hankcock and Dale Watson make the most. George use to but he hasn’t done that on a steady basis in a long time.

  38. Guy
    March 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    George Strait occasionally cuts bad songs or makes bad choices in what to release. But because he IS George Strait, we – the audience – sometimes doesn’t notice or doesn’t hold it against him. Would “It Just Comes Natural” have not completely bombed if it wasn’t cut by George? That’s actually not a good song at all.

  39. Lucas
    March 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    “It Just Comes Natural” was actually a great song in my opinion, no matter who sang it.

  40. Leeann
    March 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Interestingly, I’ve read in a lot of places that people were disappointed by “It Just Comes Natural”, but I really liked it. I liked “Give It Away” as well. It had been quite awhile (I think “Blue Clear Sky” was the last song I had really liked) since I had liked a George Strait song and those two songs restored my enjoyment of his music.

    I’m sure this isn’t a popular opinion/evaluation of George’s music, but there it is.

  41. Melody
    March 23, 2008 at 9:34 am

    For those who have criticized George’s latest song “I saw God today”, may not know or remember that George & Norma Strait lost their only baby girl, Jennifer, in a tragic car accident. For George to be brave enough to even sing about something so personal, just shows what a class act he is! My respect will always be with the Strait family.

  42. ccf
    March 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I remember him losing his daughter.Which is sad for anyone. I’m sure it was hard for him to sing the song. That said I still don’t like it.

  43. Chris N.
    March 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Yeah, a song should really be able to stand without its backstory.

  44. hairandtoenails
    March 23, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I think “I Saw God Today” is a lot better than the typical song of this genre. This is normally the sort of song I don’t like, because its a cheap pull on the heartstrings, but George does a great job on it and I’ll make an exception.

    Also, on a side note, this song is burning up the charts, and its great to see George still having lots of hits at his age. I hope he can keep it up for several more years.

  45. CF
    March 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    If anybody’s interested, there are sound clips of the album on Walmart.com here:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9190095

    – I gotta say: I already LOVE the Patty Loveless duet! Her mountain vocals are as good as ever here and George sounds great. I’m so excited to hear the whole thing and the rest of the album. Gotta love George & Patty.

  46. ccf
    March 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I’m going to wait till I hear each track all the way through before I make up my mind. He has let me down consistently over the last decade I did like 6 0r 7 of the clips.

  47. Jerry
    March 30, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Whenever i surf through the ‘new country’ radio stations and catch a George Strait song i always listen. I have all his albums and will buy this one on April 1st. I find it ironic that any fan of George’s would be upset that he’s having success. Why should it matter what the content or plot of a song is about as long as he’s being played and heard on the radio and apparently radio loves the song or it wouldn’t be flying up the charts. A comment was left earlier about how lyrics of a song affect some and don’t affect others. In that frame of mind, that’s where the ‘power’ of the song comes into play in my opinion. In spite of this argument that the song’s subject has been heard “30,000 times by other artists” isn’t there some kind of satisfaction in the fact that George is still successful and if you are a fan of his i feel there should be no ill feelings about his choice in material. The songs George, MCA, and the others feel are radio-friendly will be issued as singles and the ones that are not will stay on CD’s. Every artist approaches it that way i assume or else an entire CD would contain radio hits and that’s unheard of. A couple years ago, almost 10 years ago, George and Alan released “Murder on Music Row”. Now, i knew a single like that wouldn’t have a chance on new country radio so i was surprised when it did become a radio hit, albeit a minor one on the charts…but only an artist of either Strait or Jackson’s longevity and reputation could pull a song off like that. “I Saw God Today” in my opinion doesn’t pander to a Christian or religious audience. Anyone who lives through or goes through some sort of ‘miracle’ will appreciate the song and not over-analyze it’s lyrical value. I’ve been a Strait fan for years and one can call it being naive, awe-struck, or call it being “too much of a fan” but i love it when and if he’s the talk of Nashville or his song is the most played on the radio, etc etc. I’m sure the song isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but you’ll never convince me that a George Strait fan doesn’t like the success the song is giving him. That’s partially in my opinion what a fan is all about…unabashed support and enthusiasm, not ho-hum shrugs of material that’s bringing him success and afterall, what fan of an artist doesn’t want ‘their’ favorite singer being all over the radio; and, in this point in time even more so with country radio frowning on anyone over 40 or 45. Not too many people, i feel, appreciate the behind the scenes work George does to keep himself viable on country radio when many of his peers from the 1980’s when he debuted are no longer on the radio. Reba comes and goes…there’s no consistency as there once was with airplay of current material from her…but she’d be the only other act out there on modern country radio with a pre-1985 arrival in country music. There was a scare in the early 1990’s when all of these new acts were popping up in country music and country insiders were wondering how much longer Strait could last with all of these artists popping up 10 and 15 years younger than him all over the radio. Fast forward 15 years and it’s George who’s still on the radio with his modern material and some of his classics added in as recurrents. I don’t know…i just think it’s odd that a fan of his would not be happy with the success George has, with whatever it is he does…being concerts or CD’s or whatever. This is his 27th year ‘on the charts’ as the saying goes and “I Saw God Today” being proclaimed his fastest rising Top-10 hit out of everything he’s issued…not too many artists can accomplish things like that. To me, it means George looks hard to find songs that fit him and that he feels comfortable singing. If you take too many risks, it can backfire, and i assume George ‘plays it safe’ as it was mentioned because he knows how tough it is playing the industry game now and if you stumble more than once then it’ll be harder to climb back to the top if any of that makes much sense. I think it does. Now, as far as “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” is concerned…i loved that song as well. It was a nice sing-a-long during cold winter months, too, and when i bought IT JUST COMES NATURAL when it was released i heard “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” and i had a feeling it would be a single as well. It jumped off the CD, for me at least, and just sounded like a hit.

  48. ccf
    March 30, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I lost some respect for George when he made his comment about recording Murder on music row as a joke. I have friends who know the writers (Larry Cordel and Larry Shell) the song was not written as a joke by any means. In fact their original ver of the song smokes.

    I remember the writers comment to0 they called Alan Jackson the King of Traditional country music.

    I did like Alan’s comment that not everything on country radio had to sound like Hank Williams just some once in a while

  49. Jerry
    March 30, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    When i mentioned “Murder on Music Row”, the comment that George made when he was on stage with Alan when they won the award is something only George can explain. In all honesty i was surprised that George would do the song given how he often shies from controversy. The thing that was the most telling though is that it was not officially released as a single by either of them. What critics called back then “maverick country stations” were playing it on their own. Even though i never seen anything from George commenting on why he felt recording the song was a joke, i will assume he felt it as a “novelty” recording and used the word ‘joke’ without really realizing what he was saying…and the fact the single was a hit without anyone pushing it at country radio probably surprised him given his stunned reaction. I don’t even think he felt the song had a chance on ‘modern’ country given the song was a slam ON modern country pretty much but he did record the song…so he didn’t totally hate the song or whatever. I have no idea what was on George’s mind but i’ll bet that he didn’t mean to slam a song he himself agreed to record with Alan even though his comment, as he was laughing, will linger because i hadn’t forgotten the comment either but i don’t let it cloud his songs or cause me to over-analyze his actions based solely on a remark he made he probably regrets since it didn’t come out right. Again, i don’t claim to know what he means when he speaks but judging by his demeanor and his words i really don’t think he meant anything beyond he didn’t think a novelty song would win a big award like that. I just have a gut feeling that’s what he meant but it didn’t come out right and it would have to be on national television of all things.

  50. ccf
    March 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I have a feeling he said it cause he didn’t want to ruffle the feathers in Nashville. He does play the Nashville game. His comments were “I don’t know how serious this song was written but it was recorded as a joke. I think the song hits the music coming out of Nashville on the head.

  51. Leeann
    March 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I like that Alan Jackson is willing to ruffle some Nashville feathers. I am impressed by the time when he stopped his song and sang “Choices” in protest of the CMA not allowing George Jones to sing the whole thing on the show. He didn’t make some loud statement, he just showed how he felt about the matter with class and poignancy.

  52. ccf
    March 30, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I liked it when AJ sang choices too. He made a great statement.

  53. Jerry
    April 2, 2008 at 6:00 am

    I will go out on a limb and say i hope “When You’re in Love” becomes a single from George’s new CD. As soon as the song started up i could hear it on the radio. I loved “House of Cash”, the duet with Patty Loveless. I know this is about “I Saw God Today” but it ties in with the CD that contains it, TROUBADOUR. The song that follows “When You’re in Love” is “Make Her Fall in Love With Me Song”, it’s a good bouncy song too and has a prominent steel guitar. The duet with Dean Dillon is a sing-a-long as well, a toe-tapper in the tradition of Bob Wills.

  54. Cami
    April 8, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I really love I saw God today. It had to be truly a hard song for him to do. If your a fan like I am you would know that his daughter was killed. For me to sing a song like that would be so hard. I give him tons of kudos for doing this song. So what if its what everyone else is doing. Its George Strait and he can sing what he wants and true fans will love it. Think about it! Lets say your a singer and a tragedy such as this happens and it relates to your sistuation, wouldnt you find it difficult to sing? Look at your innerself and think about it. God Bless George and his family. It just shows what kind of class this man has.

  55. Leeann
    April 8, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I’m sure I’ll be corrected on this, but I don’t think that Strait’s tragedy has been linked to this song by him. The only thing that I’ve heard him say about it is that it’s something that anyone who has been there for the birth of their child can relate to. To me, this is quite different than the death of a child. When he sings a song about the death of a child, then this argument might work. Otherwise, you’re right, George Strait has class and he isn’t exploiting his tragedy to manipulate people into liking this song. So, neither should anyone else.

  56. ccf
    April 9, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Cami,

    I’m a fan of George too I knew his daughter was killed in a car accident if I’m not mistaken it was in 1985. I will have to agree I don’t see this song being tied to it.

  57. Chris N.
    April 9, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I’ve never really seen the link either.

  58. Kelly
    April 9, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Strait’s comments about how people can relate to feelings about a child being born, thus amking the song great, bring up the whole argument about what makes a song great. Yes, I can relate to the event of child birth as I am a new father, but the song still makes my gag reflex kick-in (and i do consider myself a fan of george). The generic arrangement doesnt save it for me either. If you can relate to the lyrics, but the music does little to make the song enjoyable otherwise, who gives a crap if you “relate” to the lyric. I should write a song titled “I got dressed and went to work today” then put it to the music of “what hurts the most”. It’ll be a massive hit because it has middle-of-the-road pop-rock music draped over lyrics that anyone who gets dressed and goes to work can relate to!!!!!

  59. ccf
    April 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Good points Kelly,
    There is an indy artist I like named Billy Don Burns. One of my favorite song has these lines

    “He rides though the night down a lost highway through a hole he made in his vein. To a platic place where desperte die on a dirty steet called shame”.

    I’ve never shot heroion nor have or well I ever do drugs. So I don’t releate to the lyric but the picture he paints is vivid to what it would be like.

  60. Maureen McCole
    May 19, 2008 at 10:55 am

    George Strait has, is, and will continue to be a man of class, grace, and endless talent.

    Listening to him sing heals my soul. The single, I Saw God Today, is telling us to stop, look, and listen so as to embrace the simple miracles of one’s life.

  61. Kayla Seesengood
    September 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    George Strait is my hero and im 14 years old and “i saw God Today” was the best song ever written i think, it clearly spoak to me about how we all over look god when he’s right in front of our eyes and sometimes it just takes a mirical to open our eyes to see that he’s been there the whole time and we’ve been to blind to see him clearly like the way he should be seen. This song is amazing and i hope others will feel the same as me, and im just a tennager but i can tell u this, im the strongest christain that i know, but i always over look that littlest things that god does for us that makes life worth living or shows his amazing power. but this song put a whole new perspective through my mind!!!!
    (number 1 george strait fan)

  62. Gary
    March 1, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    This message is addressed to Melody,
    The song “I Saw God Today” is not about his daughter’s fatal car accident. The is basically saying that children are a gift from God. Now as for Jenifer, yes Jenifer with only one “f”, she would have probably have been insulted as would any 13 year old would be if you called her a “baby”. Furthermore, that term, ‘”baby girl” is misleading. It gives people the impression that she died as an infant or a toddler. In truth, she was three months shy of her 14th birthday and just graduated from Junior High school. I am not trying to flame you. I am just pointing something out.

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