Are you looking for songs to make you remember your departed loved ones? Country music has plenty of them. If you’re missing your friends and family members and dreaming of visiting them in heaven, listen to Justine Moore‘s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” On the other hand, “Holes in the Floors of Heaven” by Steve Wariner portrays our beloved being the ones missing us up there in heaven. Likewise, if you’ve been wanting to talk to someone dear to you who’s already died, how you wish a “Telephone in Heaven” exists like Kelly Ray did. Those are just a few examples we can cite.
Kenny Chesney brings us another song of this theme. His single called “Who You’d Be Today” carries a load of evocative vibe. The tune expresses the narrator’s sentiments about someone who died before their time. Likewise, he professes how much he misses that person. Knowing that no one would ever take his place, he wonders what would his life be like if he’s still alive.
It ain’t fair you died too young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I’ve been through
Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder who you’d be today
At the end of the song though, the protagonist demonstrates his high hope that one day, the two of them will be seeing each other again.
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know I’ll see you again someday
A Few Facts about the Song
“Who You’d Be Today” is the first single from Chesney’s album The Road and the Radio which came out in September 2005. It debuted at No. 26 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart becoming the singer’s highest-debuting single at that time. Eventually, the song went up the chart’s second-highest spot. Two years later, Chesney recorded another song, “Don’t Blink“, which then broke the record held by “Who You’d Be Today.” The former debuted at No. 16. Aimee Mayo and Bill Luther wrote the lyrics to the song together.
Below is the official music video of “Who You’d Be Today” which was directed by Shaun Silva.
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