Carrie Underwood and Country Music’s Love Letter to Christianity

Carrie is back!

I recently wrote an article lamenting the downfall of country music.  If I have to hear another song about a girl on a dirt road or sliding in the middle of a pick-up truck or wearing a sundress with a beer, I might puke.

I have even been quipping to the kids that Carrie Underwood needs to put on her rhinestone jumpsuit and her stiletto heels and strut back into the studio to save country music.

Then, I heard that she is expecting her first child (congrats, Mike and Carrie!) and I worried that we would have yet another year of “bro” country before she returned.

Fortunately, she took care of business before, well, taking care of business.  She is back to save the genre!

Carrie_UnderwoodHer latest single “Something in the Water” is a love letter to Christianity.  It couldn’t possibly come at a better time.  Christians are being persecuted all over the world while a religion that advocates beheading is lauded as a religion of peace.


In case you had any doubts or were starting to question your faith, Carrie is here to remind you of the power of the gospel, all in a catchy tune and she looks fabulous doing it.

Since I couldn’t possibly say this as well as Carrie and wouldn’t look half as good, I will post the lyrics for you.



Lyrics to Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water”


He said, “I’ve been where you’ve been before.

Down every hallway’s a slamming door.”

No way out, no one to come and save me

Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me


Then somebody said what I’m saying to you

Opened my eyes and told me the truth.”

They said, “Just a little faith, it’ll all get better.”

So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I’m changed

And now I’m stronger


There must’ve been something in the water

Oh, there must’ve been something in the water


Well, I heard what he said and I went on my way

Didn’t think about it for a couple of days

Then it hit me like a lightning late one night

I was all out of hope and all out of fight


Couldn’t fight back the tears so I fell on my knees

Saying, “God, if you’re there come and rescue me.”

Felt love pouring down from above

Got washed in the water, washed in the blood and now I’m changed


And now I’m stronger


There must be something in the water

Oh, there must be something in the water


And now I’m singing along to amazing grace

Can’t nobody wipe this smile off my face

Got joy in my heart, angels on my side

Thank God almighty, I saw the light

Gonna look ahead, no turning back

Live every day, give it all that I have

Trust in someone bigger than me

Ever since the day that I believed I am changed

And now I’m stronger


There must be something in the water

Oh, there must be something in the water

Oh, there must be something in the water

Oh, there must be something in the water

Oh, yeah


I am changed



I’m free


Yes, Carrie, there is definitely something in the water.

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Julie Love

Julie Love is a former CPA who currently home-schools her two children. She earned her MS in Journalism from Ohio University in 2002. She was raised in rural Ohio and now lives in the big city of Cleveland.
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