George Strait Tells The Story Behind His Song "I Believe"
Kathleen Shipman 2/16/2016
Many people know and love the country song "I Believe" by George Strait, yet not everyone knows the story behind it. George Strait lost his daughter when she was only 13 years old in a car accident. The idea came to the musician after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut took place - when 20 children and 6 adults were fatally shot in their elementary school by a gunman. And just like the rest of the world, George was deeply devastated and heartbroken by the news.
In the video, we hear the musician talk about his feelings after discovering what had occurred. He said, "I was thinking, I know what these parents are going through. You know, it’s just the worst thing that can happen to you in your life, to lose a child, there’s nothing worse than that." From there, George began to write down the lyrics that flooded his head. He then called his son Bubba, who too felt that a song should be written. The two completed "I Believe" together - which in the end turned out to be a simply beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives that day.
During his interview, George expresses how he was very happy with how "I Believe" turned out, calling it a "statement of faith." Here are some of the touching lyrics of his song: "There's 26 angels looking down from above - Resting in His mercy, grace, and love - Time may never heal the sadness that we feel... But I believe there's someone looking after me - Someone beside me, night and day to light the way - It's hard to conceive something you can't see - But I believe, I believe."