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According to the Unanswered Prayers Songfacts, Brooks said of this song in the liner notes to his 1994 collection The Hits: "Every time I sing this song it teaches me the same lesson. Happiness isn't about getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got".


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  • Avatar for srobert2211
    This song is so true. Also congrats on your new granddaughter Garth!
  • Avatar for Strandlaeuferin
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. - So true
  • Avatar for GingerQ01
    Garth Brooks is truly the most talented country music artist of all time!! If I ever have a bad day I just turn on some Garth and my day gets better, every single time!! Love you, Garth!!
  • Avatar for melodyman43
    That is truly awful.
  • Avatar for coontrapper12
    we need more men like garth! get the heck out rascal flats luke brian an all them
  • Avatar for coontrapper12
    awesome song!
  • Avatar for buddy_love2226
    such a true song. very well written.
  • Avatar for marybrian46
    ameliaroush15 you,re scaring me. to many door closed already, good song tho,
  • Avatar for ameliaroush15
    God give us the strength and courage to go through the doors you have opened for us, as well as, the faith and patience to accept the doors that you have closed.
  • Avatar for r-iman
    i must agree with sage80. Truth

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