"God's Will" as written by Barry George Dean and Tom Douglas....
I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves
It hid the braces on his legs at first

His smile was as bright as the August sun
When he looked at me
As he struggled down the driveway
It almost made me hurt

Will don't walk too good
Will don't talk too good
He won't do the things that the other kids do, in our neighborhood

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
I've wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Will's mom had to work two jobs
We'd watch him when she had to work late
And we'd all laugh like I hadn't laughed since I don't know when

Hey Jude was his favorite song
At dinner he'd ask to pray
And then he'd pray for everybody in the world but him

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
Wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Before they moved to California
His mother said, they didn't think he'd live
And she said each day that I have him
Well it's just another gift
And I never got to tell her
That the boy showed me the truth
In crayon red, on notebook paper
He'd written me and God love you

I've been searchin', prayin', wounded, jaded
I guess I would be still
Yeah that was until
I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves


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"God's Will" as written by Tom Douglas, Barry Dean

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    General CommentYou know something, greenherb? If you don't like a song, there's always an option to STOP LISTENING TO IT. Don't complain on here because you think "this song sucks" and "God must be an asshole". Even for someone who isn't religious, this (*gasp*) does actually have a deeper meaning to it, if you're willing to do more than listen to it and only take it at surface value.

    Many times when I look around at the world, I see there's a lot that can crush your spirit and make you want to give up. Especially as you go from being a child to an adult and feel the squeeze of those added responsibilities that adults are made to take on, and it can feel like a lot sometimes! I think there are a lot of "Will"s in this world; individuals who live their lives from day-to-day and are thankful for each day they're given. They aren't weighed down by those pressures, and in their presence we're often reminded to let go of our own problems and learn to live every day to its fullest.

    THAT is what I think Martina McBride wants us to take away from this song. Yes, it's about a disabled little boy, but it's also about more than that. It's about not letting all the pressures in life crush you and make you bitter and hard for the rest of your life. In this song, Will is just a personified symbol for cherishing all the small good things in life and remembering that life, no matter what your POV is on it, is a precious gift that shouldn't be wasted with bitterness and cynicism.
    angelicsabyneon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song everytime i hear it i just wnat to break down and cry because the meaning of the song just means so much to me and this is by far one of the best songs she has ever recorded.
    Cindy_n_Justinon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, because the meaning is so relevant and true, that i am just stopped in awe and think. Especially the music video, when, at the point of "In crayon red, on notebook paper, he'd written
    Me and God love you" it depicts the boy giving her the note, then driving off as martina opens the note. The note is there, on that notebook paper, in crayon red, with a little drawing.
    Johnde08on March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod will do sumthign to make you stronger, a trail to test your faith. Seeing as the little boy belived in God, he understood that God had a plan in it all!
    mariahlovesmusicon February 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. I love it, and I'm sure it inspires a lot of people who know others who suffer from disabilites, or suffer from them themselves.

    It shows how much one person can change your perpsective on the world, and has a truly lovely meaning.

    And greenherb? It does have a deeper meaning, whether you agree with it or not.
    your-my-starron December 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy little brother has autism. When my parents found out, they blamed God and so did I. We thought how could God say he loves us, and then make his "child" autistic. Then as time went on, we discovered that God gave us a gift and that everyday with Tommy is a day we must find strength. God has given us this strength and has given us a miracle. So this song means the world to me.

    I love you Tommy
    Pretty_Liaron September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am the mother of a disabled child, and often struggle with the meaning of it all... But this song assures me that there is a bigger picture.. What my daughter teaches people, even though she cannot speak - it's amazing. Sometimes it's just the message from God saying "Quit your bitchin". sometimes it's other things...
    leighannh2on May 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey green herb. shut up :) lol god, if u cant see the true meaning of this song you need to listen to it again.
    jynx1233on February 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means so much to me i cry when ever i hear it! Its so sad but yet so fantasically good! Martina McBride is by far the best Female country singer out there today
    stacey_rox9on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll you people who think the "bigger plan" is nonsense LISTEN TO THE SONG! Clearly the singer (Martina) is realizing God put this little boy named Will in her life to remind her what is relavent in life and how to appreciate it. He has this disability but he loves life and brings joy to his mom and the singer's life.
    sambeeon September 10, 2006   Link

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