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Reba McEntire, ‘Back To God’

Courtesy of Nash Icon Records
Courtesy of Nash Icon Records

Reba McEntire‘s new single, “Back to God,” takes the legendary singer in a new direction musically, while also honoring her longstanding faith.

As her debut Christian single, McEntire let’s the lyrics do the talking, creating vivid imagery with words like Have you heard the sound of Mama’s crying / Do you turn away when you see the face of the innocent dying / In these darkest days are you not afraid that it’s too late. Her crisp voice carries the emotion of the words, coming in strong on the chorus, showing off her impressive vocals.

Melodically, the new track off her upcoming album Sing It Now is closer to the contemporary country sound than her more traditional country style, much like her previous single “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That.” But her first release in the Christian music world proves that she has the power to sing a compelling track that still fits into modern day sound, all while bringing about hope in the process.

Did you know?: “Back to God” was co-written by Randy Houser and Dallas Davidson. Houser included the track on his debut album, Anything Goes. 

Watch: Reba McEntire Introduces a New Single:

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Reba McEntire, “Back to God” Lyrics:

Have you looked around, have you heard the sound / Mama’s cry in’ / Or do you turn away when you see the face / Of the innocent dyin’ / In these darkest days are you not afraid / That it’s too late.

Chorus:
You gotta get down on your knees, believe / Fold your hands and beg and plead / You gotta keep on praying / You gotta cry, ram tears of pain / Pound the floor and scream His name / Cause we’re still worth saving / We can’t go on like this and live like this / We can’t love like this / We gotta give this world back to God.

Have you lost a love? / Do you feel like givm’ up? / Has your heart been broken? / Are your kids okay? Will they come home safe? / And do you he there hoping? / You can make a wish, you knock on wood / It won’t do no good / Gotta give this world back to God / Give this world back to God.

 

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