Iconic country singer Garth Brooks recently teared up while performing his tender new song, "Mom," a heartwarming ballad about motherhood and the personhood of unborn babies.
"It should've been written 50 years ago," the country singer emotionally told "Good Morning America" show host Robin Roberts before serenading her with the song. "It's a conversation between God and this unborn child, [who is] about ready to go down to earth. And when God describes what a mom is... whew, it kills me. It's a beautiful song; I wish I'd written it. 'The Dance' is my favorite Garth Brooks song ever, but if there was ever a song that could ever rival it - just because of the context of it... You know I'm a mama's boy."
In the song, a "little baby" tells God that she may want to stay in heaven with Him due to its overwhelming glory--and she is "awfully small" compared to the "awfully big" world. In response, God tenderly tells her that there is somebody special waiting for her:
So hush now, baby, don't you cry
Cause there's someone down there waiting
Whose only goal in life
is making sure you're always going to be alright
A loving angel, tender, tough, and strong
It's almost time to go and meet your mom.
God then reminds the baby to listen closely because her mom is going to teach her the important stuff she needs to know, such as good manners and laughing. But the most important thing her mom will do, God says, is "put you on the path that'll bring you back to me."
The 52 year old singer said his daughter, August, and her one year old daughter, Karalynn, inspired the song.
"The face I kept seeing was that of my daughter August," Brooks said. "This woman is meant to be a mom ... My baby might be the greatest mom I've ever seen to her child."
The tender ballad is featured on "Man Against the Machine," Brooks' first album since 2001. The singer is currently on a world tour, making stops in cities for multiple nights and announcing new dates as he goes. He is currently booked through the new year, with hometown dates in Tulsa, Oklahoma, set for Jan. 15 to 17.
You can watch the performance of "Mom" here.