Brooks and Dunn would like us to realize that as a child, most of the time, we are too busy complaining about the things we don’t have while not knowing our parents are getting old through his song “Believe.” Further, we think that our parents will always be there for us. But, what if God takes them from us? How will you love them from heaven? What will happen next?
The song “Believe” is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and Craig Wiseman. It was recorded by Brooks & Dunn and released on October 24, 2005. It was their second single from the album Hillbilly Deluxe. It won Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year in 2006 Country Music Association Award.
The title itself, “Believe,” is a word that means to hold onto something that is considered true. The song portrays the narrator’s childhood when he encountered an old man which he calls “Old Man Wrigley.”
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
This lyric shows the old man Wrigley becoming friends with the narrator. One day, he discovered that Old Man Wrigley’s wife and son have both died. The narrator wondered how the old man manages not to let his emotions control him.
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
This stanza explains that he may not be with them now but when he passes away, they will see each other in heaven again. There is still life after death. Moreover, it was made possible because God is the center of his life. He keeps faith stronger.
Brooks and Dunn
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn is an American Country Music Duo. They are both a vocalist and songwriter. In 1990, this great duo was founded. Before their duo was formed, both of them was a solo recording artist.
After announcing their retirement in August 2009, they performed on their final concert on September 2010 at Nashville, Tennessee. Both have continued to record for Arista Nashville as a solo artist. In 2011, Dunn released a self-titled album then in 2012, Brooks released his second solo album “New to This Time”.
In 2019, Brooks and Dunn were introduced into the Country Music Hall of Fame.