Something Beautiful

Album: The Outsiders (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from American Christian rock band Needtobreathe's third studio album, The Outsiders.
  • The song is about inspiration and hope in difficult times. Guitarist Bo Rinehart explained: "When I wrote 'Something Beautiful,' I was in a pretty desperate state. I kinda felt like I hadn't seen anything truly inspiring in awhile. And we're taught that inspiration is just around the corner, but the problem is, it may not be until the fifteenth corner that we finally see it. We talk about that risk and we use a metaphor in the verse of being 'ankle deep in the ocean' but 'the water is rising quick' and the tide's coming in, y'know, am I gonna drown, in search of this thing that I've been looking for. But I believe that anything worth having, is worth the risk of losing it. The Scripture that comes to mind is that 'a broken heart and a contrite spirit He has yet to deny.' In the song, we don't really give the answer of how to find something beautiful. Because how you find that may be completely different than me. But I'm pretty sure it's going to start with a broken heart and a contrite spirit."

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