Hit the play button and listen while I try to explain what it is about this song that pulls rather strongly at my heartstrings.
"One Believer" is from country singer Steve Wariner's 1993 album "Drive" and - like so many of Steve's songs - it drives your way right into your heart and parks there while blaring the stereo over and over until you know the lyrics almost as well as you know your name. The man, in addition to having a golden voice, is one of the finest guitar players in the world and is one of only four people who have been given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins. No mean feat!
Steve has released 18 studio albums - most of which reside in my CD collection - and has charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard country singles charts including ten Number One hits. Even though I like the Number Ones, some of my favorite stuff by Steve are songs like "One Believer" as the guy really knows how to sing about love lost, heartbreak, despair, and the difficulty in moving on after having once found love and then lost it. There are times when I swear that he wrote songs like "There For Awhile", "When Will I Let Go", and "Some Fools Never Learn" just for me.
As for this song, just read the lyrics and you can see wherein the heartbreak lies:
- Steve Wariner Lyrics
And as for me, I'm still one believer ... I just try not to think about that very much these days. That doesn't mean I've forgotten. I haven't.