Something in the Water - Carrie Underwood



The Experience: I was all out of hoping, all out of fight... No way out, no one to come and save me... Now I'm changed, and now I'm stronger... True change, real salvation, is something that seems out of the question for us... but it's not impossible....



Music video: The in-water choreography adds a big wonder aspect to the power of Something in the Water. The dancers don't just dance - they react to and marvel at what Carrie is singing about. And the final shot of Carrie walking through darkness towards the light is a powerful image of the baptism salvation she's singing.

The Meaning of Something in the Water: Carrie Underwood sings her way along a path of abbandonment, failure and despair - 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. But the song doesn't end there, and doesn't end in a ballad to self-empowerment, either. Instead, Carrie chooses faith as the solution. She sings about the experience of Christian baptism - wash in the water, wash in the blood. The tempo change at changed is especially powerful, as Carrie leaves behind her frenetic search for a way out, and finds peacefull strength. She embraces the fact that someone bigger than me cares and wants to save her. That something in the water - the love that Carrie felt pouring down from above - is what makes her changed and stronger.

Ask yourself: What if you didn't have to carry your burdens alone?

LYRICS:

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 you
Then somebody said what I'm saying to you
Open my eyes and told me truth
He said: just a little faith and 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 hoping, all out of fight
Couldn't fight back my 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
Thinking about it, I saw the light
Gonna look ahead, No turning back, 
Leave everyday, give it all that I have
Trusted someone bigger than me
Ever since the day that I believed I am changed

And now I'm stronger

There must be been 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

(Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found,
Was blind, but now I see)

I'm stronger
Stronger

I'm free

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