Anyway

Album: Waking up Laughing (2006)
Charted: 32
  • McBride told CMT about this song: "'Anyway' was inspired by many things, among them a poem by Mother Teresa. It was also inspired by real life and the fact that we all face adversity in one way or another. It's a song about hope, love, perseverance and, mostly, faith. Faith that it's not always in your hands or things don't always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what. The part about believing tomorrow will be better than today was especially meaningful to me to write because I have a tendency to hear the news or read some kind of article, whether it is about terrorism or global warming or whatever, and I get really scared and nervous about our future. So that line is especially helpful and meaningful to me. It helps me remember that we're all part of a bigger plan and that we must have faith in the future and it isn't all gloom and doom!"
  • This was Martina McBride's first single release that was co-written by herself. She told CMT why she decided to take the plunge: " I have been fighting writing songs for a long time. People keep telling me I should write, and other writers have offered to write with me, and to be honest, it's not something I've ever really had a passion for -- plus I wasn't sure I had the talent to do it! We were out on the Timeless tour and the Warren Brothers were opening for me. They are such talented writers and they write every day. They kept asking me to write with them, and I kept putting them off. One evening at supper, they came to me with the idea for this song. They had already written the chorus, and I loved it immediately. They said it wasn't finished, and they wanted me to finish it with them. So I agreed, and we got together in the dressing room the very next day and finished it in about an hour. It came really easily, and I really surprised myself with how much I was able to contribute and how exciting it was. We decided what ideas we wanted to portray... build, dream, believe, love, sing... and then came up with ways to say it. After that, we wrote two other songs for the album. So I have to credit Brad and Brett for opening that door for me and pushing me through it. And having the friendship we have makes it so much easier and more comfortable for me to explore writing."

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