Craig Morgan debuted his brand new song, “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” on Friday (Aug. 30), marking his first new music release in over three years.
Morgan wrote and produced the deeply personal and emotional track himself. The song, which details life after losing a loved one, was written in memory of Morgan’s son, Jerry, who tragically lost his life in a boating accident in the summer of 2016.
The first verse finds Morgan turning down invitations from friends with a long list of excuses.
“I tell them Karen’s not feeling well so I probably shouldn’t go out / Besides I gotta fix a list of things I need to do around the house / Then I hang up the phone, turn the radio back on and sit back down,” he sings.
Morgan holds nothing back in the chorus, confessing that the pain of losing Jerry was more than he could take.
“I’ve been beat up, I’ve been pushed and shoved / But never really knocked down / Between mom and dad, Uncle Sam and friends I somehow always pulled out / But the pain of this was more than I ever felt before / Yeah I was broke,” he shares.
He goes on to explain that he finally found peace after coming to the realization that he will see his son again one day.
“One day I’ll wake up and I’ll be home / With the father, my son and the holy ghost,” he sings in the final verse.
The singer/songwriter hopes that the song restores his fans’ faith and that it helps them the way it ultimately helped him.
“As difficult as this song was to write and as difficult as it is to sing, it gives me strength in my faith in God,” Craig Morgan shared in a statement. “My hope is it does the same for others.”
The Tennessee native debuted “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” on Fox & Friends “All American Summer Concert Series” Friday morning. It is now available to purchase and stream.