Pop star Gwen Stefani has been talking about her faith in God over the past few years and in a recent interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the singer said she’s worried she might’ve plagiarized a church song after being divinely inspired to write her new Christmas single.
During the interview, Stefani promoted her new Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. When asked about her new single, “Christmas Eve,” the singer admitted that the tune came effortlessly while she was out jogging and “praying.”
“I was running and I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll try singing something, maybe something will come. And the whole chorus to this song ‘Christmas Eve’ came. It was like a prayer,” she told Fallon.
“I’m like, ‘Did I steal this?” she questioned herself. “Is this from church because I feel like I know this song? I was convinced that I stole it.”
Stefani completed the song and the lyrics do appear to be original even though some of the content is overtly Christian.
“I can’t see in this darkness/ So in need of forgiveness before all of my faith dies/ Show me the way like a northern light/,” the song lyrics read. “I’m looking for you on Christmas Eve/ All over the world/ The angels see/ But I’m feeling lost/ Can you save me/ I’m looking for you on Christmas Eve.”
SOURCE: Jeannie Law