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Story of Blake Shelton Waking up at Midnight to Write His Dream into a Song That Helped Save His Life

Ksenia Novikova
Jul 30, 2021
02:49 A.M.
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Plenty of celebrities have openly discussed their faith recently, and country singer Blake Shelton is one of the many who has written a dream into one of his songs.


Blake Shelton got the inspiration to write "Savior's Shadow," a song about his faith in God and how he feels protected by Him from a dream he had in the middle of the night.

The song is a gospel song that finds the centered country singer giving glory to God. He had initially tweeted about it in August 2015 before it made it to the album in March 2016.



"I have a song called ‘Savior’s Shadow’ on my current album that I actually dreamed,” Shelton shared. “I woke up, and there was more of the song in my dream, but all I could remember was the first verse—I sang it into my phone, and I never forgot it.” The verse sings thus:

“I’m standing in my Savior’s shadow / He is watching over me / I feel the rain, I hear the thunder / As he cries for me.”


Shelton is a man of faith, and he fiercely believes in God. While some wonder about the existence of such an entity, there isn't a shadow of a doubt in the singer's mind that He exists.

While he doesn't remember the dream per se, he woke up with some of the lyrics in his head. He immediately reached for his smartphone and wrote them down, rather than leaving it for the morning when he might forget them.

At that instant, he realized just how much those words meant to him. At the time, he was going through a really difficult stage of his life.


Even though he started the song, he asked songwriters Jessi Alexander and her husband Jon Randall to finish the song. The song was an emotional one, and he was overwhelmed by the positive responses it received.

After the release of the song, he reiterated that he wasn't trying to get No. 1 on the song, but he said: "I just feel like it needs to be shared with everybody. I feel like people need to be aware of this song for whatever it might mean to them."


He continued to say that the song came from a different place than his usual songs. He further revealed: "I feel like that song helped save my life."

"Shadow's Savior" is considered to be an introspective gospel song that guides the listener through Shelton's struggles, as well as his faith that God will always be there to show him the way.



When he received inspiration for the song, the country singer was divorcing fellow country musician Miranda Lambert and found hope in the song.

To Shelton, the song meant that Jesus was watching over him, shielding him from the challenges he was facing, walking beside him the whole way.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the 48th annual CMA Awards on November 5, 2014, in Nashville | Source: Getty Images


Shelton and Lambert were relationship goals even though when they met, Shelton was married, and Lambert was engaged. Still, they fell in love with each other.

After they broke up their various commitments, they got engaged in 2010, after five years of dating. In 2011, they tied the knot. Fame took a toll on their relationship, and by 2015, Shelton filed for divorce amidst both of them accusing each other of infidelity.