February 7, 2008
King George does it once again. He’s bound to have another hit song on his hands with “I Saw God Today”, which will be included on his upcoming CD set for an April release.
While the melody is somewhat lackluster, a problem that Strait encounters from time to time, the lyrics to this song are intriguing. At the beginning of the song, we learn that the singer is catching some much needed fresh air after spending 18 hours in the hospital by a loved one’s bedside for an unknown reason. During his time outside, he is struck by some common occurrences that make him realize that God’s “fingerprints are everywhere”—a flower growing in the sidewalk, a pregnant woman, a beautiful sunset. All of these things make him feel as though he has seen God.
Without giving away the “twist” of the song, the third verse finally reveals the singer’s reason for being at the hospital, which ultimately explains the cause of his cathartic experience.
Although this song runs the risk of crossing the line of heavy-handed sentimentalism, I suspect that it’s more likely to appeal to the hearts of many people, especially to those who can relate to the story it tells.
Written by Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby
Listen: I Saw God Today
Buy: I Saw God Today