Garth Brooks – Unanswered Prayers

Reached hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in 1991. It was released on October 12, 1990, as the second single from his album No Fences

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Cover Album No Fences Capitol 1990
Cover Album No Fences Capitol 1990

“Unanswered Prayers” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 1991. It was released on October 12, 1990, as the second single from his album No Fences and also appears on The Hits, The Limited Series, Double Live and The Ultimate Hits. It was written by Brooks, Pat Alger and Larry Bastian.

The song is one of Brooks’ most popular recordings, and is one of the key tracks that helped his No Fences album stay on the top of the charts for many months (the album spent over 30 weeks at number 1 on Billboards Country Charts).

From the album No Fences
B-side “Alabama Clay”
Released October 12, 1990
Recorded Late 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label Capitol Nashville 44650
Songwriter(s) Pat Alger Larry Bastian Garth Brooks
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds

Garth Brooks – Unanswered Prayers Lyrics

Just the other night at a hometown football game
My wife and I ran into my old high school flame
And as I introduced them, the past came back to me
And I couldn’t help but think of the way things used to be

She was the one that I’d wanted for all times
And each night I’d spend prayin’ that God would make her mine
And if he’d only grant me this wish I wished back then
I’d never ask for anything again

Sometimes I thank God
For unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’
To the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
‘Cause some of God’s greatest gifts
Are unanswered prayers

She wasn’t quite the angel
That I remembered in my dreams
And I could tell that time had changed me
In her eyes too it seemed
We tried to talk about the old days
There wasn’t much we could recall
I guess the Lord knows what he’s doin’ after all

And as she walked away
Well I looked at my wife
And then and there I thanked the Good Lord
For the gifts in my life

Sometimes I thank God
For unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’
To the man upstairs
That just because he may not answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
‘Cause some of God’s greatest gifts
Are unanswered

Some of God’s greatest gifts
Are all too often unanswered
Some of God’s greatest gifts
Are unanswered prayers

Single Unanswered Prayers Liberty 1990
Single Unanswered Prayers Liberty 1990


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