I Can Only Imagine


by MercyMe


"I Can Only Imagine" (sometimes shortened to "Imagine") is a ballad recorded by Christian rock band MercyMe. Written and composed by the band's lead vocalist Bart Millard, the song was inspired by the death of Millard's father. Through the song's lyrics, Millard considers what it would be like in Heaven and to be standing before God. Millard, alone on a bus in the middle of the night, wrote the lyrics to the song by drawing on his thoughts and personal faith. Millard attests that "['I Can Only Imagine'] is one of the only songs I have ever written where there wasn't any mistakes, it was just written the way it is and left at that", and estimated that it took him only ten minutes to write the lyrics.

Difficulty:
5/10

Level:
Intermediate

Genre:
Pop

Time Period:
2000's


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