"Believe" as written by Angelo Badalamenti and Timothy Booth....
Old man Wrigley lived in that white house
Down the street where I grew up
Momma used to send me over with things
We struck a friendship up
I spent a few long summers out on his old porch swing

Says he was in the war when in the navy
Lost his wife, lost his baby
Broke down and asked him one time
How ya keep from going crazy
He said I'll see my wife and son in just a little while
I asked him what he meant
He looked at me and smiled, said

I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what I can see
Oh I believe

Few years later I was off at college
Talkin' to mom on the phone one night
Getting all caught up on the gossip
The ins and outs of the small town life
She said oh by the way son, old man Wrigley has died.

Later on that night, I laid there thinkin' back
Thought 'bout a couple long-lost summers
I didn't know whether to cry or laugh
If there was ever anybody deserved a ticket to the other side
It'd be that sweet old man who looked me in the eye, said

I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what I can see
Oh I believe

I can't quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse
You know I'm more and more convinced
The longer that I live
Yeah, this can't be
No, this can't be
No, this can't be all there is

I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what I can see
Oh I believe

Oh, I
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)
I believe (I believe)


Lyrics submitted by Nataliexo

"Believe" as written by Scott Miller Nikki Hassman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this is one of the best country songs I've ever heard. This is about a man's undying faith and the relationship he sparks with his elderly friend and how he taught him so much about life and faith.
    Braglotson December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really nice deep song thats comforting to listen to

    I to think its about an old man telling him what he knows of life and possibly what he wants to know what happens when you die

    "I can't quote the book
    The chapter or the verse
    You can't tell me it all ends
    In a slow ride in a hearse"

    sounds like he doesnt believe thats the end and there has to be more
    StevoElSupremoon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Great video too.
    redskinson February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of an old man that used to live in the house next door where I grew up. He was the nicest guy, and my whole family was friends with him. One night he had a heart attack and died, and after that, well, let's just keep it at that. This song is more meaningful if you have your own Old Man Wrigley to relate it to.
    zacsteron March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite Brooks & Dunn song to date. I agree with Zacster, it's especially nice if you have your own Old Man Wrigley to relate to.

    I believe.
    Nataliexoon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song will ever grow old. Great writing and great vocals by Dunn.
    UTLonghornon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe everyone should have to believe in God, but if i ever fight in a war and lose a wife and a child, nobody can ever tell me not to believe. This song made me realize that for many people life wouldnt be worth living without faith that theres something after..
    Nolimits2022on October 30, 2007   Link
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    MemoryThis song reminds me of my grandpa, he was in the air force though, we always did the cool stuff he liked, listening to this song always makes me think of him and miss him
    Drake294on May 10, 2009   Link

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