“Say I Won’t” by MercyMe

MercyMe’s “Say I Won’t” is centered on the idea of the narrator experiencing a new lease on life. That is to say that he has become aware of a heightened potential which living holds. In the first verse, he sounds sort of like he had a life-changing event or at least an epiphany which has made him realize that he has been operating under maximum capacity. 

And the second verse, with MercyMe being a Christian band, has him acknowledging that “the Spirit inside” is greater than the self-defeating ideas which originate externally. So basically he is now dedicating himself to living life to the fullest. And the title reads as if he is daring those who believe and propagate that he “won’t” achieve this goal.  Additionally, it has also been noted that this track has been inspired by one Gary Miracle, a longtime associate of MercyMe who unfortunately lost his arms and legs earlier in the year.

This song was written by MercyMe frontman Bart Millard alongside Jordan Mohilowski.  And Mohilowski is also one of the track’s producers, with the following being the others:

  • Tedd T
  • Brown Bannister

“Say I Won’t” is to be featured on a forthcoming MercyMe project entitled “Inhale (Exhale)”.

The aforementioned Gary Miracle is a long-time roadie of MercyMe. He had his extremities amputated in January of 2020 after suffering from septic shock. And the music video to “Say I Won’t”, which was co-directed by Ryan Slaughter, chronicles his road to recovery.

Brody Harper is also a co-director of the video.

10 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    I have listened to this song so many times and never actually heard it. So moving! Thank you MercyMe

  2. Traci volenec says:

    I did not understand this song at first. I think I get it now . I have co worker and Friend that is in the hospital with what was covid . Then the breathing tube . Thank God after almost 3 weeks he is off this ! He loves Contemporary Christian music and I felt in my heart that this was the song for him. I think I get it now

  3. Lebogang says:

    Touched,,,every time I listen to this song one tear flows from my left eye.

  4. Sharon says:

    My husband of 29 years recently divorced me and I had been existing, not living for quite some time in a loveless marriage. This has become my new anthem!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don’t get the rocket inside line

    • EMI R says:

      In My Opinion
      Hes been slowly passing through life ..but never Accelerating to feel or see his Potential
      Maybe even
      :cautiously doing what they say as to Not be reprimanded..I
      ..again IMO

      • Anonymous says:

        He was airlifted to a hospital in Orlando. This is the space coast where Cape Canaveral and NASA are so it was a literal rocket.

  6. Pam Lindsey says:

    My husband passed away one month ago as of tomorrow. Due to catetaking during his end of life I didn’t hear this song until he was gone. I lived a great life of 42 years with him and would love to see him walk through the door so we could resume our beautiful life, but he won’t be able to do this. Therefore, I am claiming this song as my fight song, so I am able to live the best life possible until we are reunited!!

    • Marco says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that GOD’S comfort holds you. I know that each day must be a struggle. I also know that as a believer in Jesus Christ….that you and your husband will be reunited. This song is amazing. It’s definitely my favorite song of all time. Blessings to you.

  7. Steve. says:

    The song really encourages me that no matter what the says, we are overcomes through the power and faith from Jesus.

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