Only A Heartbeat Away © (#1 Country-Religious)

Song Description

Top Ten: Country Top Ten: Country-Religious #1 Country #1 Country-Religious

Song Length 3:43 Genre Country - Religious, Country - Religious
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Serene, Endearing Subject Unrequited Love, Encouragement
Similar Artists Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride Language English
Era 2000 and later


"Only A Heartbeat Away"

Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2003 by Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) ::

Verse 1
Lately I know it's been hard
To find any rhyme or reason
Good jobs are scarce
And bills are piled up on the stairs
Don't stand in the mirror and think you're to blame
So, I'm going to share my secret to fortune and fame

Let me hold you
Wrap you in love
Let me hold you
Give all I've got
Let me show you
Miracles happen each day
They're a heartbeat away

Verse 2
This is the time in your life
When you will need to believe
And put all your faith and your dreams
Into something unseen
If you fight back the demons that say you can't win
I will give you the reasons to never give in


I've learned this very moment is all that we have
So don't let the future be defined by your past
Wishes come true if you truly believe
And promise to share them with someone in need


Copyright © 2003 ® ? by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All US and Global rights reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers. For permission requests, write to the publisher at or, or addressed to "Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

The story was good and had a wonderful message. The lyrics were good and the structure was very good. I could see this being used in a christian movie as an inspirational backing song.

This is what everyone wants to hear "there a heartbeat away"! nice harmonies

This is a "positive energy" country religious song...speaking to the listener trying to encourage the ones going through a hard time. Songs like this are always welcome. Good word pictures (bills piling up on the stairs) draw the listener into the story/plight. What's really to love about this song is the 2 lines: Miracles happen each day...they're a heartbeat away. That is the golden gem in this song and I really love it! Background vocals augment the chorus nicely. Good work! There's a lot to love about this song!

Very nice recording. The song really pulls you in when that chorus comes in. Love the chord progressions. This track could work on so many levels. radio, film, tv,... the sky's the limit. Nicely done. Love it! This is a hit!!!

A very warm and comforting song, this is just what a person needs when feel as though this world is tearing them apart. Well done in conveying that feeling across. Great work!

Loved the harmony. A very good message. Great melody & the hook is memorable.

Lyrics Chet Nichols Music Chet Nichols
Producer Chet Nichols Publisher Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Chet Nichols Label Magic Garage Music
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