"Footprints In The Sand" as written by Per Olof Magnusson, Richard J. Page, David Bengt Kreuger and Simon Philip Cowell....
You walked with me,
Footprints in the sand,
And helped me understand,
Where I'm going

You walked with me,
When I was all alone,
With so much unknown,
Along the way,
Then I heard you say

I promise you,
I'm always there,
When your heart is filled with sorrow,
And despair, I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand.

I see my life flash across the sky,
So many times have I been so afraid.
And just when I, have thought I lost my way,
You gave me strength to carry on,
It's then I heard you say

I promise you
I'm always there
When your heart is filled
With sorrow and despair
And, I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand.

When I'm with you,
Well I know you've been there,
And I can feel you when you say

I promise you (you)
I'm always there
When your heart is filled (when your heart)
With sadness and despair (and despair)
I'll carry you when you need a friend (need a friend)
You'll find my footprints in the sand. (I promise you)

Oh. (I'm always there)

When your heart is full of
Sadness and despair, (and despair)
I'll carry you when you need a friend. (I'll carry you)
You'll find my footprints in the sand.

Leona Lewis (choir)

Lyrics submitted by leahdelonge

"Footprints in the Sand [Single Mix]" as written by Richard Page Simon Cowell

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    Song MeaningWell... like many, many songs - it could be interpreted in many different ways. God, a friend, long-time partner, this song speaks to many people, all at the same time.
    Personally, I don't believe in god, I believe there is something greater then us, but I don't believe it's god.
    Whether or not Simon based this song on the poem, is his choice, but the lyrics reach out to many who need/want/ already have had the help to go through the hard times.
    "I'll carry you, when you need a friend" - The song, would make for an incredible wedding song.
    mfacedgagaon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible.. this and Bleeding love are defo my favourite on the album. I'm pretty sure it's about god, and him always being there for you..
    i read in the album booklet that Simon Cowell helped write this..XD
    leahdelongeon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song! Her whole album as a matter of fact, the poem footprints is about God...so I think leahdelonge is right....this is about God being there.
    unfabulousmeon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbut God can be anyone to a person....that special someone.....it could just be about a friend who is always there for you? xxx
    unfabulousmeon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like this song was written about this poem. I think this is one of the most powerful songs on the album. It's one of my favorites because it reminds that God is always there.

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord, "You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?" The Lord replied, "The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you." --Mary Stevenson
    mcclizzleon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with mcclizzle that the song is about the poem Footprints In The Sand, my favorite poem ever! The song lyrics speak to you like God is always there for you, no matter what and no matter if you believe him or not. This song is sp uplifting and its a testiment of faith and love.
    jerseychickon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!
    omg its great!!
    sorry just had to say it!!
    Bobleon March 09, 2008   Link
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    Rebekah-Marieon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the poem footprints in the sand. and i feel a sense of closeness to the poem as i recently lost my granda and i like to think that he is helping me muddle through as lifes been pretty hard these past few months.
    jessib_91on May 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy grandma just died and this song has helped me sooo much. YES ITS ABOUT GOD!!!! DUH! lol jkjk. so pray 4 her if u could.
    iluvhimon June 20, 2008   Link

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