Album: My December (2007)


  • 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.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Gentle Giant

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.

Psychedelic Lyrics

Psychedelic LyricsMusic Quiz

Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?

Peter Lord

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.

Amanda Palmer

Amanda PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"They're Playing My Song

Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.