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Carrie Underwood: Jesus Take the Wheel Meaning

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Jesus Take the Wheel Lyrics

She was drivin' last friday on her way to cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Goin' home to see her Momma and her Daddy
With her baby in the back seat
Fifty miles to go and she was runnin' low
On faith and gasoline
It'd been a long...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 20th 2008 report

    This song means a lot to me. This song is about a young girl that has had a kid at a young age. She has done so much wrong in her life that it takes something tragical to make her wake up and relize that she needs God in her life. She is tired of running from God so shes just going give it up and let "jesus take the wheel" of her life.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 21st 2009 report

    I happen to have a very different view of the song. I thing the whole crash thing is literal. Maybe its the story of someone she met or knew/knows.
    I think this is the story of a woman who has had a very hard year at work and struggling to take care of all she has, and she has a lot on her mind. In fact, since all this stuff in her mind causes her to lose focus on christmas, and as the car starts to skid on the road, she just prays to god or jesus that everything will be ok, and it does. This whole incident opens her eyes to how much she has neglected god and her religion. As a result of this incident, she becomes more faithful and religious. Hope you like! :)


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 7th 2009 report

    I guess it's about a girl who was driving one night to her parents' home on Christmas night with her baby. Then she began thinking about all the wrong things she had done in the past, and gets lost in them. The wheel goes out of control and the car then nearly escapes having an accident. That's when she truly realises that she should start all over again, starting with a firm belief in God.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 13th report

    I think the message of the lyrical song was a mother who's taking the wrong path so she come to god and realizes that we really need jesus in our life.She puts her hands in the air and starts to pray to give her another chance to change

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2023 report

    The woman regrets marrying a jerk so she takes the baby they adopted together and goes to visit her family. The parents of her had warned her not to marry this guy. She should have listened. He only made her life a mess but she is willing to get it straight for her sake and the baby’s sake. The guy tried to get her involved in drugs. She did listen to him somewhat but didn’t get as involved with drugs as he did.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2021 report

    To me this song means a lot first is to allow Jesus be the master of everything in your life if you have done that every other thing will be fine but if not the troubles of life will pull you down

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2021 report

    It's about a girl who had a baby at a very young age.while driving to her parents house for xmas,she thought about her life,all the bad things she has done.the car was about to crash when she prayed that jesus should take not only the wheel but her life as well.

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  8. anonymous
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    Nov 6th 2020 report

    Its about a SINGLE young girl who had a baby at the young age struggling in life. made a lot of mistakes in life. regrets it. visiting parents 4 xmas. substance involved.got distracted. almost crashed.turn to god.ask him to save her and baby!

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2020 report

    jesus took the wheel ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I remember when I let Jesus take the wheel in my own life. I was so lost, but now I have found a shepherd.

  10. anonymous
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    May 8th 2018 report

    When it says both her lives flashed before her eyes, I immediately think that she was cheating on someone and was distracted by what had been going on so she crashed her car and thought about what she had done wrong and she prayed to Jesus to keep her and her baby safe for both their sakes.

  11. Idiaism
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    Dec 12th 2017 report

    Each time I am playing this track, I leave it on autoplay.
    I love this song, it brings me to the realization that I am failing in my life's journey because I am dragging the wheels with the master of the ultimate reality of life: Jesus.
    It keeps me on a constant checks of trying to live a borrowed life without the lender's instructional manual. Yes, my life is a borrowed one, I own NP life, the only one I have is Christ's, so I have to sirender the wheels of the to him so I can live it safely.
    Carrie Underwood, is a good philosophical preacher of the power of surrendering.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2017 report

    It's about addiction...

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  13. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2015 report

    I think that it is about a lady that had a baby and she has done some bad things. Then, she is going to see her mom and dad on christmas eve.she gets caught up in all of that stuff and loses control of the car and the baby in the back seat is asleep when all of this is happening then she prays to god and asks him to forgive her.:)

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2014 report

    I think Jesus take the wheel is about girl having a hard time so she goes to see her parents for Christmas Eve while she is driving she gets distracted by her emotions and the wheel spins out of control she gets in a car crash her baby is fine and asleep but it is too much for the mom to handle so she PRAYS TO JESUS to not only take the wheel to the vehicle
    But to her heart and life!

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2012 report

    to me carrie underwood is a very powerful singer because her songs actually mean something. this song truly says, jesus ive been leading my lfe down the wrong path and i realized i need you to help me get back on the right road

  16. anonymous
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    Aug 26th 2011 report

    This song is about a girl, having a baby in a young age, and she had so much problems throughout the years.. It was a Christmas Eve when she goes to her mom and dad's place and she gets lost in her mind with all her problems like getting raped for a young age and having a baby and more, then suddenly the car lost it's control and crashed. While she was lying down, bloody in her crashed car, she saw her baby dead and also bloody, and she cried. She then knew and realized that she should start a new life with Jesus and asks Jesus to take care of her.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2011 report

    this song was written not long after a woman crashed her car off a cliff with her baby in the back seat on a christmas eve. She passed away but the baby (her son) lived. i just found this out from someone who knew this woman. B4 now i never knew this had really any corrilation but now i see it.

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2010 report

    This song is about a lady going home for Christmas with her baby in the back seat. Her parents do not agree with her for having a baby with out being married. She starts to get into an accident and she just gives up and she ask Jesus to take over. If it is His will that she and her baby lives then so be it but she puts her life and the life of her baby in to the hands of Jesus.

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