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Michael and Maria

by

Steven Curtis Chapman



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This tune speaks about the tragedies of losing children as Chapman admits to not understanding God's higher ways in such circumstances: We trust Him because what else can we do? The singer-songwriter penned the song about his friend's son, Michael, who lost his life after a skateboarding accident and his own five-year-old daughter Maria who died in an accident May 2008. "I sang it at [Michael's] memorial, standing on the same stage where we did the memorial for Maria," Chapman told Billboard magazine. "It was this total flashback for us."
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