January 8, 2009
In the past, one could credibly argue that while Craig Morgan’s music hasn’t been especially memorable or intriguing, his music had a sort of authentic charm that helped set him apart from some other mid-level artists. However, with his move to Sony BMG, it seems that he’s trying his hardest to eradicate any semblance of originality from his songs at this point.
The melody is nauseatingly predictable, though he tries to spice up the chorus by interjecting two randomly sped up lines to make the song ridiculously earnest. Furthermore, the production employs every element of cheesiness imaginable: eighties electric guitar solos, moody piano undertones, an obnoxious synthesizer, obligatory steel guitar and fiddle, and, yes, even a church bell.
The most offensive component of this song, however, is its generic, yet irresponsible, message. It suggests that the reason he’s still alive despite his transgressions, is because God must really love him. Oh yeah, that’s why he has the perfect girl by his side too.
With such logic, the reason that others aren’t still alive is because God must not have really loved them?
Written by Jim Collins & Troy Verges
Listen: God Must Really Love Me