August 8, 2008
Rimes co-wrote this spin on the Serenity Prayer, and while it's confessional in nature, the sentiment of the song is still universally applicable. While she sows seeds of self-doubt in the verses, she swears during each chorus that she will learn to let go, forgive and love what she cannot change, and change whatever she can.
that was nowhere to be found in her younger days now gives the song its emotional wallop, as she uses all of the shades of her voice to communicate the complicated mess of emotions that she is feeling. In a just world, this would be a career record. Maybe it will be. But regardless of how it eventually ranks among her hits at radio and retail, this is her artistic peak to date.
Written by Darrell Brown & LeAnn Rimes
Listen: What I Cannot Change
Buy: What I Cannot Change