Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

How appropriate that the song that would knock Hillsong United’s Oceans out of the number one spot on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, would still be a song about water.

Well, baptism, to be precise.

With Something in the Water, country superstar Carrie Underwood earns her first number one hit on the Christian Songs chart, surpassing the Top 10 performance of Jesus Take the Wheel, the second single off her country debut, Some Hearts, when it was released in 2005. The carrier single of Underwood’s latest release, Greatest Hits: Decade 1, debuted at number one on the Christian Songs chart and peaked in the Top 10 of the country charts as well.

You gotta give it to Underwood. She started her country career giving glory to God, and she’s starting the decade of her career doing the same thing. As she begins a new season – motherhood, her first child with athlete husband Mike Fisher – she’s singing about the God Who’s made it all possible for her. She’s at this point where she can do virtually no wrong, and she continues to reap commercial and critical success. More than just American Idol winner, she’s transcended the reality show genre and become a bonafide superstar who is not afraid to give the glory back to God. Brilliant, brave, and bold. It must be something in the water.

Carrie Underwood

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 (amazing grace)
Oh, there must be something in the water (how sweet the sound)
Oh, there must be something in the water (that saved a wretch)
Oh, there must be something in the water (like me)
Oh, yeah

I am changed (I once was lost)
Stronger (but now I’m found)
(was blind but now I see)

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