Single Review: Reba McEntire, “Somehow You Do”

“Somehow You Do”

Reba McEntire

Written by Diane Warren

Reba’s newest release comes to us from the soundtrack of Four Good Days, in which a young woman has to stay clean for four days while living with her mother.

The song starts talking about someone hitting rock bottom. They can’t see the end in sight. But the night always comes to a bright day. The song continues with various metaphors for being at the bottom of the barrel, but somehow you make it through. In those times, you will find the strength you never knew you had to pull yourself out.

Reba is easily able to bring the emotion needed to this song. This song works for a myriad of situations, not just addiction. It is a song of hope, but there’s absolutely no patronizing here. The lyrics are a little somber, but the ending builds to a crescendo that makes you feel the hope that was lost in the beginning of the song has now been found.

Grade: A


  1. I think this is a beautiful song. Very different then what I was expecting, but in a good way. But it did take me a few listens to appreciate it.

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