Footprints in the Sand as Co-Written by Simon Cowell

Victoria Beckham got surprised when she learned that Simon Cowell co-written a song that was rendered by a contestant during the February 3 audition episode of the ninth season of reality hit show American Idol. She was even more surprised after she heard the song not believing that he can actually write such lyrics.Footprints-in-the-Sand

Jessica Furney who was auditioning again after her attempt during season eight sang the song Footprints in the Sand of Leona Lewis. She got yes votes from all four judges.

The song was written by Cowell, Richard PagePer Magnusson and David Kreuger. It is based from the Christian poem Footprints. It was Cowell’s idea to write a song based around the poem. It became the official song of Sport Relief charity for 2008. It is describe to be a song about “standing by someone and being there for people who need your help.”

The song was directed into a music video by Sophie Miller.

Here is the lyrics of the song:

You walked with me
Footprints in the sand
And help me understand
Where I’m going

You walked with me
When I was all alone
With so much unknown
along the way
Then I heard you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled
with sorrow and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

I see my life flash across the sky
So many times have I been so afraid ooh
And just when I have thought I’ve lost my way
You give me strength to carry on
That’s when I heard you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled
with sorrow and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

When I’m weary
Well I know you’ll be there
And I can feel you
When you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is full
of sadness and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

When your heart is full
of sadness and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand