Irvine

Album: My December (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Kelly Clarkson in Irvine, California while on tour. She wrote it in the bathroom of her dressing room while performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Clarkson told The Daily Mail (June 22, 2007): "I had reached my lowest point. I thought: 'I don't want to smile or talk about myself, or do a photo shoot. I don't want to do anything.' Four or five years straight of doing this stuff caught up on me. Everyone wanted to keep it going and I couldn't. Even though I love my job, I couldn't do it all the time."
  • Clarkson described this on her record label's website as "the saddest song I've ever written." She added: "The song is a prayer from the lowest point in my life. There comes a time when you feel like, if He's up there, God, Allah or whatever you want to call Him, is the only one that can help me out. After that night, I know there's someone or something out there looking out for me."

Comments: 2

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song has Kelly's best vocals, the lyrics tear my heart out.
  • Meaghan from Spring City, PaThis song is about the saddest, most hopeless moment of someone's life, and their conversation with God (whatever you want to call him, as Kelly says). It's not religious at all, but rather it's philosophical, doubting, and questioning.
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