Prayer of a Common Man

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Prayer of a Common Man
Studio album by Phil Vassar
Released April 22, 2008 (2008-04-22)
Genre Country
Length 43:30
Label Universal South
Producer Phil Vassar
Mark Wright
Phil Vassar chronology
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Prayer of a Common Man
Traveling Circus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars link
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune positive link
Country HQ favorable link
The New York Times average link
USA Today 2.5/4 stars link

Prayer of a Common Man is the fourth studio album from American country music artist Phil Vassar. It was released on April 22, 2008 on Universal South Records. The album has produced two singles for Vassar on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "This Is My Life" (#35) and "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" (#2). The latter song was originally a Top 40 country hit for Canadian country singer Paul Brandt, whose version of the song was entitled "It's a Beautiful Thing". "I Would" was released in July 2008 as the third single and peaked at #26 in the fall of 2008. The title song from the album was released as the fourth single in March 2009, but only peaked at #53, thus becoming his first single to miss the top 40 since 2003's "Ultimate Love", which was a #41 hit.

The album debuted at number ten on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Is My Life" Phil Vassar, Tom Douglas 3:38
2. "Around Here Somewhere" Vassar, Charlie Black, Tommy Rocco 3:27
3. "My Chevrolet" Vassar, Timmy Alcorn, Tim Ryan 4:14
4. "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" Jeffrey Steele, Craig Wiseman 3:58
5. "Prayer of a Common Man" Vassar, Douglas 3:22
6. "I Would" Vassar 3:40
7. "Why Don't Ya" (featuring Los Lonely Boys) Max Baca, Shawn Sahm, Speedy Sparks 2:47
8. "It's Only Love" Rodney Clawson, Vassar, Julie Wood 3:53
9. "Let Me Love You Tonight" Jeffrey E. Smith, Vassar, Wood 3:49
10. "Baby Rocks" Vassar, Smith, Alcorn 3:36
11. "The World Is a Mess" Vassar, Douglas 3:28
12. "Crazy Life" Vassar 3:38
Total length: 43:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 10


  1. ^ Katie Hasty, "Mariah Carey Remains Atop Billboard 200",, April 30, 2008.